I was a few weeks old. Check out the crocheted pineapples on the couch!
Lyndon Johnson was President, the Vietnam War is going on and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was established.
Top 40 songs included:
The New York Times listed the bestselling fiction book for all of November was The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron and Publishers Weekly had The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton as one of the top fiction books.
People were watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Lucy Show and The Red Skelton Show on TV. Star Trek was in the middle of its second season. Cool Hand Luke was released in the theaters.
The November 1967 issue of Workbasket Magazine had six knitting patterns, some questionable crafts like joy logs and apple head dolls (more on these later this month) and only two crochet patterns.
This month you’ll choose between the Medallion Necklace in crochet thread or the Bed Jacket done in a ripple pattern with worsted weight yarn.
Voting will close on November 1st!
Some days it feels like 1982 was just yesterday. Or maybe it's because scrunchies are in again...
The Watermelon Ensemble is done and it was super easy and fast.
I used worsted weight Premier Deborah Norville Everyday Yarn for the pot holder, the magnet and the key chain. I used size 10 crochet thread for the bookmark to do something a little different.
The pattern is all double crochet and single crochet done in rounds and folded in half and stitched together. The small pieces are just four rounds that are folded in half and sewn together.
Next week I'll have November voting ready. I have it narrowed down to one of these three years: 1948, 1967 or 1970.
And here's a scrunchie!
It's been a while since I've shared some of the advertisements from the Workbasket Magazine and October 1982 had a few interesting ones.
I thought this was a fun quilt:
Vitamix has been around since 1921 and they were frequent advertisers in Workbasket Magazine. Here's the 1982 version of a Vita Mix.
Would this be something you could sell today?
And then there was this one.
Next week I'll have the watermelon ensemble finished!
It was close but the Watermelon Ensemble won. This is a set that has a pot holder, key chain, refrigerator magnet and a bookmark. The key chain, magnet and bookmark are all the same motif with different things attached to make them useful.
The pattern tells you that you need worsted weight yarn, a magnetic strip, key chain and a ribbon. It's done using a G hook which seems kind of big for these but I'll try it. I'll use whatever scrap yarn I have so these may end up in different reds.
A few others have offered to make some of the other patterns in the October issue so stay tuned for that.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.