Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Right Stuff - Part One

I'm sometimes asked about sweaters I've knit in the past.  I can't remember a time that I didn't knit, so there are many.  Recently, Brandy, one of the Friday night knitting group that meets at A Knitted Peace asked me about some sweaters that I knit somewhere between 1990 and 1992, when my daughter was about 12 or so.  We were living in Germany at the time and bands like New Kids On The Block were huge with the teen set.  However, there were no fan t-shirts to be found anywhere, so I decided to knit sweaters.  I made one for my daughter, then her friends, and word-of-mouth spread and the next thing you know I'd knit over a hundred of them, selling all but about 6 of them.  At the time, oversized sweaters were all the rage, so these are about an adult size medium.

The background yarn is a DK weight from Phildar and I made many, many trips across the border to Strasbourg, France to buy bags and bags of it.  I know, I have your sympathy!!  I can't remember what the neon yarn is, but it's likely from Phildar as well.  The kids loved the bright colors.  I made a couple of sweaters on a white background, but the black ones were, by far, the most popular.

At the time, the band had 4 albums, so I put the name of the album at the top of the front, back or sleeve and listed all the songs below that.  So, here they are, Brandy.  Enjoy.  I'll have more sweaters in this vein for you shortly.  ♫ Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh ♫  You've been warned!


JelliDonut said...

Wow! What an amazing sweater. Truly and act of love.

Unknown said...

Holy Crap!!!! This is amazing! You are a much more patient woman than I. Thanks for posting it :)

Iris said...

Soooo . . .how much do you want for the pattern? I need to make one for my sister :-).