Tuesday, October 4, 2011

NKOTB and Vanilla Ice

An update to those of you who have written to me about my New Kids on the Block sweater and Vanilla Ice sweater.  I would reply to you personally but I either don't have your email address or it's on my desktop computer in storage (I'm still in the midst of my move from Colorado to Canada.  

To answer the questions I've been asked:
  • I no longer have these sweaters or the patterns but I could probably recreate them reasonably well, given time.  They wouldn't be exact copies but replicas of what I made around 20 years ago.
  • I could also be convinced to knit custom sweaters, but I have to tell you that it would not be an inexpensive endeavor.  Even the fastest knitter, making a plain sweater, will take a couple of weeks to knit a garment.  These sweaters would take longer due to the intricate color work.  Then, too, there is the cost of the yarn.
  • I could also be open to the idea of making the pattern available to knitters, but it would take time.  I need to get settled here in Calgary first.  There would have to be a sizable market for these sweaters to make it worth my while in terms of the time I'd need to design the sweaters again and write up the pattern.
There is also the issue of copyright infringement.  When I made the original sweaters I admit that I really wasn't aware of copyright.  It wasn't something I knew about or thought about.  I did make money by selling some of the sweaters but ended up losing when you think of the time involved to knit the pullovers.

I would need to know that I had permission from the New Kids on the Block and/or Vanilla Ice.  I wouldn't know where to start with that.  I'm now know about copyright laws and will honor them.

If you're still interested and it's something that would be good for both of us, and if the details can be worked out, then please email me. 

It's been a blast to get your emails and revisiting the past has been such fun.  I thank you for that.  You people have "the right stuff"!! 

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