I am a professional knitter from Amsterdam 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, TVs, plants – all sorts of funny and unique design things. A few years ago, 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.

I posted it online telling people I knitted him because he reached puberty, did not want to cuddle anymore and therefore I knitted a new son. It went viral, and people thought it was real. But it was just a fun family art project.

We wanted to set the bar a little higher regarding my knitting skills. I thought of knitting my son all grown up and knitting an ex-husband. So the story continues: The son is now grown up and left home. My husband left me after I knitted my son for the first time, a few years ago. So I knitted a grown-up son and a new and improved husband.

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My precious son on the couch, always on his phone

He now can even cook a bit

But he love his mothers lasagna better, the sweetheart


Now my son is all grown up, he likes to shower alone


I don’t mind him smoking, thank god the cigarettes are knitted too

Thankfully I still get my cuddles, that I need so badly. Better knitted, than none a all

So, this is my new knitted husband

He brings me flowers. They don’t fade and neither does our love


My knitted son and knitted husband play more games than ever

He is a good listener. Sometimes I even think that I hear him ask me how my day was


My knitted husband takes me out for dinner

And he is great in bed and never complains about having a headache