This Mom Missed Her Kid, So She Knitted Herself a Yarn Son

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Come, take a walk with me, let me tell you a story:

Being a parent is hard. You birth your son, raise him, feed him, clothe him and then one day he doesn’t want to cuddle with you anymore. What do you do? Well, if you’re Marieke Voorsluijs you just knit yourself a new kid (so much easier than getting pregnant and going through labor). The mother of two sons was tired of them not wanting to cuddle with her anymore so she took their likenesses and made a knitted, print tee-wearing, skateboarding, mall-punk replica. Just as good, right?

The designer for Amsterdam knitting shop Club Geluk writes in the post “My Son Doesn’t Want To Cuddle Anymore So I Knit A Cuddly Version Of Him” on Bored Panda:

“I am a professional knitter who likes to knit weird things for my brand Club Geluk. We knit realistic everyday stuff with lots of details and even wrote a book about it. We knit hams, tv’s plants, etc. To set the bar a little higher regarding my knitting skills I thought of knitting my son. He liked it and we worked together on it.”

Mashable reports that the yarn boy is actually a knitted suit and not a stuffed doll, so one of her sons still needs to wear it. Luckily, Voorsluijs’ youngest son still fits in it.

“My knitted son consists of: a knitted head with cap, hands with nails and watch, knitted trousers, a knitted sweater with an obstinate slogan, knitters sneakers and knitted ipod,” she writes in her Bored Panda post. “Actually the knitted son has characteristics of both my sons. The other one had just grown so much during the process that the smaller one was only able to wear it when it was finished.”

Yep, that’s a human in there.

Voorsluijs went on to tell Mashable that the project was a joke and should not be taken too seriously as she’s “not a smother mother at all.”

Riiiight, that’s what the Bates’ said too right up until one of them got taxidermied.

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My knitted son and me #knitting #knittingontheedge #knitstagram

A photo posted by Marieke Voorsluijs (@mariekevoorsluijs_clubgeluk) on

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My knitted son skateboarding #knitstagram #knitting #knittingontheedge #scarycuddlyknit;;;;);;

A photo posted by Marieke Voorsluijs (@mariekevoorsluijs_clubgeluk) on

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My knitted son hanging out #knitting #knittingontheedge #knitstagram;;;;);;

A photo posted by Marieke Voorsluijs (@mariekevoorsluijs_clubgeluk) on

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