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My Son Doesn’t Want To Cuddle Anymore So I Knit A Cuddly Version Of Him
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Needle and Thread, Parenting6 years ago

My Son Doesn’t Want To Cuddle Anymore So I Knit A Cuddly Version Of Him

I am a professional knitter who likes to knit cool things for my brand Club Geluk. We knit realistic everyday stuff with lots of details and even wrote a couple of books about it. We knit hams, TV’s, plants – all sorts of funny and unique design things. 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.

The reactions during the process were so diverse – from creepy to beautiful – that we decided to take some photos of this impersonation in real life to place the weirdness in context. It was a fun art family art project!

When it was finished we thought it would be a great idea for mothers with to much love for their children and need to cuddle. So they could knit there own cuddly pillow son! My knitted son consists of: a knitted head with a cap, hands with nails and watch, knitted trousers, a knitted sweater with an obstinate slogan, knitters sneakers, and knitted iPod. Actually, the knitting pattern 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.

More info: clubgeluk.nl

Smother mother

Eating junkfood

Nose picking

Skateboarding

Coming late

Hanging out

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BobbyJàlèpeneo
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6 years ago

Don't think it's exactly healthy to hold that kind of connection to your son. They grow up and you as a parent have to learn how to move on.

BeckyFilo
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6 years ago

Be nice, guys. This is clearly an artistic endeavor that mother and son found amusing and creative, and a good way to bond - and perhaps an insightful commentary on what it is like to be a parent watching a child grow up. Post less negative stuff here, spend more time with your own kids or parents.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

My thoughts exactly. Please, people, read the article. You end up with a different impression about this whole thing than when you read just the title.

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fredericeeckman
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6 years ago

My first thought when I read the title was "creepy". Then I read the article and actually your explanation was clear, this is a fun project that you actually made in the continuity of something you already did, and it was also a "family project" including the son itself ! So it doesn't sound weird anymore, it's just what it is : a fun and strange family project.

SamnDammett
Community Member
6 years ago

haha. :) This is tongue in cheek, people. Read between the lines. This artist obviously has a sense of humor, and is really going for the weird and far out here. Kudos, I say!

BenMason
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6 years ago

Good Lord you people are stupid. It's a joke. It's just for fun.

JamesDockter
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6 years ago

IT'S CREEPY!!!!!!!

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TeresaNi
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6 years ago

It's obviously a bit sarcastic... not serious or possessive.

MelissaBoufford
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6 years ago

A bit weird. Sorry. Great knitting skills but still creepy. Time to loosen the grip mom.

KTTrondsen
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6 years ago

While I find the image to be very creepy looking, it seems the mom and son had a good time in the project and that's all that matters

BenMason
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6 years ago

Good Lord you people are morons. It's a joke.

JamesDockter
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6 years ago

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IT'S CREEPY!!!

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MassimilianoRoma
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6 years ago

Supercreepy!

GrazWeed
Community Member
6 years ago

Great effort but a bit creepy!!!

DougFarias
Community Member
6 years ago

Man, even Jared from Subway didn't do this.

MatthewHorne
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you become a professional knitter?

LukeBraden
Community Member
6 years ago

... I'm scared ... Good work though

bubamara
Community Member
6 years ago

Weird!

Ethan Slusser
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually terrifying to me. I know what I’ll see in my nightmares tonight l

Ethan Slusser
Community Member
4 years ago

*.

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Selena HHH
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5 years ago

So strange, all the time its not healthy. these days all kids completely changed :(

Liz Mosby
Community Member
6 years ago

And it would ALSO be wonderful for those in nursing homes who done have anyone to come see them anymore!

Liz Mosby
Community Member
6 years ago

There is absolutely nothing as amazing as the bond between a mother and her son!! Ok I thought it was kind of strange at first, but after thinking of my only son growing up, getting to that age where he's not so snuggly anymore, I totally get it. LOL.

ahlst_jazmy20
Community Member
6 years ago

What the heck?? Why would someone do this to their child? What if their friends come over and see the thing sitting there string at you? What are you supposed to do? Be like, aw dude that's super, uh, that's super cool...... I guess..... And the people saying to sop judging her, I did read the article, and it's still weird to me. Just saying...

LorettaPowell
Community Member
6 years ago

Lady, that's a little strange.Maybe you should talk to a shrink.

JasminFino
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6 years ago

that's a weird and creepy hobby *shudders*

SamuelTremblay-Demers
Community Member
6 years ago

Huuuuuuummm.....Whaaaaat

IceBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Ice bear finds this quite creepy

GinnyWolfe
Community Member
6 years ago

read the article --- still creepy

DonnaR
Community Member
6 years ago

weirder than weird.. as much as I miss my son cuddles and snuggles.. I would never..

ChrisHill
Community Member
6 years ago

the one made out of skin is in the basement

CassieWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty impressive to knit something that hits the uncanny valley (which explains the strong reactions).

ShamemeAdams
Community Member
6 years ago

Aawww, that is so sweet, I know you love him, he'll always be around, be sure of that <3

Kostas
Community Member
6 years ago

stuff from nightmares.

SophieG
Community Member
6 years ago

ik vónd die stoep er al hollands uitzien ;D

SophieG
Community Member
6 years ago

and a whole new meaning to cutting the cord hehe

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MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

That is creepy

HeatherOgden
Community Member
6 years ago

I believe they (her and her son) are doing this as a joke.....I really dont think shes forcing her son to wear a knitted outfit so she can continue to cuddle him. I doubt a teenager would have put up with this photo shoot if he didn't find it funny as well

AmyBarrRust
Community Member
6 years ago

What? I think you are confused.

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Julia Simon
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel threatened

KariHofmann
Community Member
6 years ago

Artists throughout time have been judged (my daughters and I included). If she can't handle the criticism then I suggest she either shouldn't be an artist or she should keep her art private. It is just part of the trade. Criticism grows you as an artist if you take criticism correctly. For those telling people to keep their opinions to themselves...ask yourself if being the nanny honestly helps the world in the long term.

SophiaRast
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6 years ago

This isn't creepy at all. *sarcastically

SimmyWen
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6 years ago

... That is very disturbing

JasminkaTanner
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6 years ago

Ummm ok...? Thanks for scarring me for life

ChristopherStokes
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6 years ago

creepy

DonnaR
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6 years ago

weirder than weird.. I miss my college aged son a great deal.. he was very affectionate when he was younger and I miss his snuggles and cuddles.. but .. this is a bit much !!

EazyE-ssar
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6 years ago

Mentally ill.

GaleHarrison
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6 years ago

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She needs professional help quick. Have another baby, get a puppy or something... This is just creepy and sick.

JuanAlcorta
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6 years ago

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Try therapy lady!

ManojMagar
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6 years ago

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BeverleyEdwards
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6 years ago

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you fucking sick bitch

Md.TameemRahman
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6 years ago

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Silent sorrow of a lonely mother ! Feel sorry for her.

RubyMeemSheikHossen
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6 years ago

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I think this mother must be a little sick in her head. Just make another baby instead if you are looking to cuddle an actual kid.

AttackOnTitanIsAwesome
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6 years ago

What if she doesn't want to ??? That is none of your concern so I advice you to stop poking your beak in other people's business.

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BobbyJàlèpeneo
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't think it's exactly healthy to hold that kind of connection to your son. They grow up and you as a parent have to learn how to move on.

BeckyFilo
Community Member
6 years ago

Be nice, guys. This is clearly an artistic endeavor that mother and son found amusing and creative, and a good way to bond - and perhaps an insightful commentary on what it is like to be a parent watching a child grow up. Post less negative stuff here, spend more time with your own kids or parents.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

My thoughts exactly. Please, people, read the article. You end up with a different impression about this whole thing than when you read just the title.

Load More Replies...
fredericeeckman
Community Member
6 years ago

My first thought when I read the title was "creepy". Then I read the article and actually your explanation was clear, this is a fun project that you actually made in the continuity of something you already did, and it was also a "family project" including the son itself ! So it doesn't sound weird anymore, it's just what it is : a fun and strange family project.

SamnDammett
Community Member
6 years ago

haha. :) This is tongue in cheek, people. Read between the lines. This artist obviously has a sense of humor, and is really going for the weird and far out here. Kudos, I say!

BenMason
Community Member
6 years ago

Good Lord you people are stupid. It's a joke. It's just for fun.

JamesDockter
Community Member
6 years ago

IT'S CREEPY!!!!!!!

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TeresaNi
Community Member
6 years ago

It's obviously a bit sarcastic... not serious or possessive.

MelissaBoufford
Community Member
6 years ago

A bit weird. Sorry. Great knitting skills but still creepy. Time to loosen the grip mom.

KTTrondsen
Community Member
6 years ago

While I find the image to be very creepy looking, it seems the mom and son had a good time in the project and that's all that matters

BenMason
Community Member
6 years ago

Good Lord you people are morons. It's a joke.

JamesDockter
Community Member
6 years ago

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IT'S CREEPY!!!

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MassimilianoRoma
Community Member
6 years ago

Supercreepy!

GrazWeed
Community Member
6 years ago

Great effort but a bit creepy!!!

DougFarias
Community Member
6 years ago

Man, even Jared from Subway didn't do this.

MatthewHorne
Community Member
6 years ago

How do you become a professional knitter?

LukeBraden
Community Member
6 years ago

... I'm scared ... Good work though

bubamara
Community Member
6 years ago

Weird!

Ethan Slusser
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually terrifying to me. I know what I’ll see in my nightmares tonight l

Ethan Slusser
Community Member
4 years ago

*.

Load More Replies...
Selena HHH
Community Member
5 years ago

So strange, all the time its not healthy. these days all kids completely changed :(

Liz Mosby
Community Member
6 years ago

And it would ALSO be wonderful for those in nursing homes who done have anyone to come see them anymore!

Liz Mosby
Community Member
6 years ago

There is absolutely nothing as amazing as the bond between a mother and her son!! Ok I thought it was kind of strange at first, but after thinking of my only son growing up, getting to that age where he's not so snuggly anymore, I totally get it. LOL.

ahlst_jazmy20
Community Member
6 years ago

What the heck?? Why would someone do this to their child? What if their friends come over and see the thing sitting there string at you? What are you supposed to do? Be like, aw dude that's super, uh, that's super cool...... I guess..... And the people saying to sop judging her, I did read the article, and it's still weird to me. Just saying...

LorettaPowell
Community Member
6 years ago

Lady, that's a little strange.Maybe you should talk to a shrink.

JasminFino
Community Member
6 years ago

that's a weird and creepy hobby *shudders*

SamuelTremblay-Demers
Community Member
6 years ago

Huuuuuuummm.....Whaaaaat

IceBear
Community Member
6 years ago

Ice bear finds this quite creepy

GinnyWolfe
Community Member
6 years ago

read the article --- still creepy

DonnaR
Community Member
6 years ago

weirder than weird.. as much as I miss my son cuddles and snuggles.. I would never..

ChrisHill
Community Member
6 years ago

the one made out of skin is in the basement

CassieWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty impressive to knit something that hits the uncanny valley (which explains the strong reactions).

ShamemeAdams
Community Member
6 years ago

Aawww, that is so sweet, I know you love him, he'll always be around, be sure of that <3

Kostas
Community Member
6 years ago

stuff from nightmares.

SophieG
Community Member
6 years ago

ik vónd die stoep er al hollands uitzien ;D

SophieG
Community Member
6 years ago

and a whole new meaning to cutting the cord hehe

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MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

That is creepy

HeatherOgden
Community Member
6 years ago

I believe they (her and her son) are doing this as a joke.....I really dont think shes forcing her son to wear a knitted outfit so she can continue to cuddle him. I doubt a teenager would have put up with this photo shoot if he didn't find it funny as well

AmyBarrRust
Community Member
6 years ago

What? I think you are confused.

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Julia Simon
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel threatened

KariHofmann
Community Member
6 years ago

Artists throughout time have been judged (my daughters and I included). If she can't handle the criticism then I suggest she either shouldn't be an artist or she should keep her art private. It is just part of the trade. Criticism grows you as an artist if you take criticism correctly. For those telling people to keep their opinions to themselves...ask yourself if being the nanny honestly helps the world in the long term.

SophiaRast
Community Member
6 years ago

This isn't creepy at all. *sarcastically

SimmyWen
Community Member
6 years ago

... That is very disturbing

JasminkaTanner
Community Member
6 years ago

Ummm ok...? Thanks for scarring me for life

ChristopherStokes
Community Member
6 years ago

creepy

DonnaR
Community Member
6 years ago

weirder than weird.. I miss my college aged son a great deal.. he was very affectionate when he was younger and I miss his snuggles and cuddles.. but .. this is a bit much !!

EazyE-ssar
Community Member
6 years ago

Mentally ill.

GaleHarrison
Community Member
6 years ago

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She needs professional help quick. Have another baby, get a puppy or something... This is just creepy and sick.

JuanAlcorta
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6 years ago

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Try therapy lady!

ManojMagar
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6 years ago

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I e­a­r­n $­8­5 h­ou­rl­y f­or w­­or­­ki­­ng on­­lin­­e fr­om ho­­­m­e. I n­ev­­er th­o­ug­ht t­ha­t i­t­'­s po­ss­ ibl­­e bu­t m­­­y ­be­st f­r­ie­nd­ i­s ma­­­ki­ng ­$­­1­00­0­­0 ev­­­­e­ry mo­­­n­­th wo­­r­­k­­ing t­h­is jo­­b a­­nd sh­­­e to­­l­­d m­­­e ab­­o­­ut it. Ch­­ec­­­­k it o­ut b­­y v­­is­it­in­­­g fo­­l­­lo­­­wi­­n li­­­n­­k>> https://www.facebook.com/Work-from-home-1664526677155694/?sk=app_190322544333196#_=_

BeverleyEdwards
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6 years ago

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you fucking sick bitch

Md.TameemRahman
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6 years ago

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Silent sorrow of a lonely mother ! Feel sorry for her.

RubyMeemSheikHossen
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6 years ago

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I think this mother must be a little sick in her head. Just make another baby instead if you are looking to cuddle an actual kid.

AttackOnTitanIsAwesome
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6 years ago

What if she doesn't want to ??? That is none of your concern so I advice you to stop poking your beak in other people's business.

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