Jimmy Carter was president.
The Susan B. Anthony coin was issued.
President Carter declared a federal emergency for Love Canal in August of 1978.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture started production in August 1978.
Fashion started to go from the free moving, hippy styles of the early 70’s to the shoulder pads, pegged pants of the 80’s. Shoes from that year would fit right in to current styles; wedge boots, ballerina flats and lace up boots were in. Disco was still pretty hot so jumpsuits and other loose fitting styles that made it easy to dance were still in as well as stretch pants.
July Top 40 that year included some classics like;
The New York Times bestseller list for the week of August 6th was Chesapeake by James Michener. The rest of August wasn’t published due to a newspaper strike. Scruples by Judith Krantz was #2 on the fiction list. Erma Bombeck had the #1 book on the non-fiction list that I remember my mother reading; If Life is a Bowl of Cherries – What Am I Doing in the Pits?
The August 1978 Workbasket Magazine had five crochet patterns; a child’s striped vest and cap, a shell trimmed shawl, a drawstring pullover with embroidery, jiffy one piece slippers and a toy squirrel.
Your two choices for August are:
Let me know which one you think I should make this month!
Next week I’ll let you know who won Barby Q by voting for the year on the blog and the winning pattern for August.
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. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.