Homemade ‘New Kids On The Block’ Sweaters from the 90s

Homemade ‘New Kids On The Block’ Sweaters from the 90s

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I was deep into a google image search session when I caught a glimpse of one of Joanne Conklin’s homemade New Kids On The Block sweaters and, needless to say, it stopped me in my tracks. Joanne posted some pictures of these sweaters on her blog and explained the circumstance in which she made them.

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.

Something tells me that there may still be a demand for these…
Oh yeah, and just as a bonus, here’s a Vanilla Ice sweater that she made:
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