This Man Knits Jumpers Of Places He Visits And Yes, We Know He's Awesome

Meet Sam Barsky, the artistic knitter (his words, not ours).

For almost 20 years, the 43-year-old Baltimore resident has been knitting jumpers based on famous sights, then taking photos of himself wearing them at the actual destinations.

Sam at Stonehenge in a Stonehenge jumper. Image: Sam Barsky

Too pure, right?

Sam and his wife Deborah (and his jumper) at Tower Bridge. Image: Sam Barsky

"The first sweater I made of a specific landmark was the Tower Bridge in London," Barsky told Forbes.

"I was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine. I had never been there before and did not make it for a specific trip. But, once I started knitting more landmarks, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Venice, I knew I wanted to go there while wearing them."

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Now he's managed to knit a staggeringly woolly 132 sweaters and counting, and he’s visited almost every place he's knitted too, from the Western Wall to the Chicago skyline and Times Square.

Image: Sam Barsky

There are the Las Vegas hotels masquerading as exotic locations...

Image: Sam Barsky

Then there are waterfalls and lakes...

Image: Sam Barsky
Image: Sam Barsky

And there are many, many more ...

Image: Sam Barsky
Image: Sam Barsky
Image: Sam Barsky
Image: Sam Barsky

Not bad considering he only started knitting in 1999 after he dropped out of nursing school because of a learning disability. He convinced a knitting store to teach him how to knit. And it obviously caught on.

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"I had tried to learn several times before and even tried teaching myself from a book but couldn’t figure it out," he told Forbes. "When I finally got this opportunity, I thought it would take me a long time because I am learning disabled. But I picked up on it pretty fast."

He designs the jumpers himself WITHOUT A PATTERN... and each one takes a month to finish.

Can't wait to see where he and non-knitter Deborah go next.

What a pearl.

You can see more of his work here.

Feature Image: Sam Barsky