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.
Too pure, right?
"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."
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.
There are the Las Vegas hotels masquerading as exotic locations...
Then there are waterfalls and lakes...
And there are many, many more ...
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.
"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