Mom and professional knitter (duh!) Marieke Voorsluijs from Amsterdam felt pretty sad when her son reached that age when kids don’t want to hug their mom anymore. So instead of feeling crabby about it, Marieke knitted a life sized doll of her son she can hug anytime she wants to. Because when mom wants a hug she gets a hug, damn it!
Here’s a little more from Buzzfeed:
“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. The reactions during the process were so diverse from creepy to beautiful that we decided to make some photos in real life to place the weirdness in context. It was a fun art family art project!