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I’m not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I’m the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.(Taylor Swift)

Well, Taylor – I’m not sure I believe you BUT let’s just say I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you check out Noortje De Keijzer’s ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’. He could be just what you need…

This has got to be my new favourite thing. Seriously. I think it’s absolutely brilliant. Can you imagine having a knitted boyfriend of your very own…?

Photograph of My Knitted Boyfriend in bed with Artist

Meet ‘Arthur – My Knitted Boyfriend’ by Noortje De Keijze
(Image ©2012 Noortje De Keijze)

Noortje De Keijzer has created ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ – a cushion with an amazing story. As she says, “A cushion with a personality. A cushion to kiss! Or, well… to cuddle, to caress, to hug, and to smile with. Because this man is always happy. And he is flexible as well. He will have a mustache if you prefer mustaches. He will wear glasses if you prefer glasses. He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at you dinner table. But most of all he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.”

The oh-so-talented Ms De Keijzer and her ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ product range have so far resulted in two knitted men. Arthur, born on 14 September 2011 is caucasian, with dark brown hair and black shorts. Steve, born on 27 September 2011 has darker skin (heritage unknown!), black hair and beige shorts. Arthur loves the camera but Steve is a bit harder to photograph (his colouring doesn’t lend itself to photography quite so well, apparently).

Photograph My Knitted Boyfriend being Created

‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ by Noortje De Keijze – the creation
(Image ©2012 Noortje De Keijze)

Photograph of Arthur 'My Knitted Boyfriend'

‘Arthur – My Knitted Boyfriend’ in the flesh (so to speak!)
He even has nipples and a snail trail!
(Image ©2012 Noortje De Keijze)

I like the bad-boy types. Generally the guy I’m attracted to is the guy in the club with all the tattoos and nail polish. He’s usually the lead singer in a punk band and plays guitar. But my serious boyfriends are relatively clean-cut, nice guys. (Megan Fox)

Perhaps Megan should have considered ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ before she up and married whats-his-name-from-90210? I say this because ‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ comes with accessories! Could it get any better? You can dress him in a tie, give him a tattoo or glasses. Megan could have had a bad-boy in public who transforms into a clean-cut guy at home. A personalised knitted boyfriend!

Image of My Knitted Boyfriend Accessories

‘My Knitted Boyfriend’ Accessories
(Image ©2012 Noortje De Keijze)

And if all that wasn’t enough, there is the most whimsical short film about the birth of ‘The Knitted Boyfriend’ below. It is just about the best way I can think of to kill five minutes today…

If you would like to learn more about the wonderful world of Noortje De Keijzer’s knitted boyfriends (there’s even a book!), go and check out her website here.