Other generations can vote too :)
For January 2020 we'll be going back to 1947. Here's a photo taken in 1947 of some of my favorite boomers - my mother and her sister.
Harry S Truman was president. The Cold War was starting.
The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Frankie Lane and Al Jolson would be popular that year. Christian Dior would soon come out with a new post war collection called, “The New Look” that had full skirts since fabric was no longer being rationed.
The New York Times Fiction Best Seller was B.F.’s Daughter by John P. Marquand.
Elizabeth Short “Black Dahlia” was murdered. Mark Dayton, Jack Hanna and Paula Deen were born.
Workbasket Magazine is only eight pages long and has five patterns in it. Crochet patterns are the Bouquet of Zinnias on the cover, crocheted mittens and a Ferris wheel chair set. There is also a pattern for men's knitted gloves and some tatted squares.
You'll get to choose between a flower from the front cover or the mittens. The flowers are made from cotton crochet thread and heavy wire.
Crocheted Mittens use kitting worsted in a dark color and colorful yarn for the embroidered details and sequins. The text says that “similar mittens sell for from five to eight dollars in smart shops.”
Which one should I make in January?
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.