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Mother Makes Knitted Version of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can't Understand Why Real One Won't

By Andrew Liszewski on at

It’s a good day to be frustrated with something ridiculous your parents did, because Marieke Voorsluijs will help put it in perspective. Frustrated with her teenage son’s reluctance to cuddle, she created a knitted doppleganger of him that makes whatever stupid thing your parents did seem not so terrible.

Mother Makes Knitted Version of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can't Understand Why Real One Won't

Marieke, who appears to be affiliated with an Amsterdam knitting shop called Club Geluk that is almost certainly benefitting from all the publicity around this knitted nightmare, recreated every last feature of her wayward child with yarn. His hat, his headphones, his rebelliously branded jumper, his dead eyes, his swollen lips, and even his iPod were all painstakingly recreated through the art of knitting.

Mother Makes Knitted Version of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can't Understand Why Real One Won't

None of us here at Gizmodo claim to be trained psychologists, but we think we might have a theory as to why Marieke’s son is so reluctant to cuddle up with his dear old ma. And it has nothing to do with the fact that it’s now 2016, and he’s still forced to listen to his music via an iPod.

Punk might not be dead, as her knitted son’s poorly punctuated pullover proclaims (seriously, how hard would it have been to weave in an apostrophe?), but her real son’s reputation almost certainly is. [Bored Panda via Taxi]

Mother Makes Knitted Version of Her Son For Cuddling, Still Can't Understand Why Real One Won't

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