A stitch in time on the subway line is becoming profitable for a New York City man.
Former “American Idol” contestant Frenchie Davis was riding the train in Brooklyn on Nov. 21 when she spotted a bearded man knitting, The New York Daily News reported. Davis, who acted in the Broadway production of “Rent,” snapped a photo of Louis Boria and posted it to Facebook, noting that “This brotha on the train is my hero today.”
The photo went viral, and boosted the sales of Boria’s company, Brooklyn Boy Knits, which he formed in 2009. To accommodate the sudden surge in orders, The 42-year-old Brooklyn resident said he was hiring two more knitters and revamping his website.
“For the first time in 10 years, I have pending orders,” Boria told the Daily News.
“I’m a fast knitter, but I’ve been telling customers to give me a three- to four-week delivery time.”