We’ve moved ahead an entire month! It’s January 1981.
Reagan is now president. The minimum wage went up to 3.35/hour.
January’s Top 40 included some of the same songs from last month and a few others;
The Covenant by James A. Michener was in still in the number one slot for fiction best sellers having held that spot since the beginning of November. The number one spot for non-fiction is held by Carl Sagan with Cosmos.
Hill Street Blues and Dynasty debuted in January 1981.
The Workbasket issue we’ll be choosing from this month had nine crochet patterns for me to choose from!
These are the patterns I narrowed down:
Ultimately, I chose two fairly easy projects for you to choose from:
Coffee Mug Caddy – This looks like a coaster you can attach to your cup. The pattern uses scraps of 4-ply yarn so I’ll try a few different yarns to see what works.
Place Mat/ Table Runner – The place mat uses two colors of a discontinued yarn called Bucilla Tempo. It’s a fingering weight acrylic but I have some Cotton/Bamboo that might work.
Let me know which one you think I should make this month! You’ll have until December 29th to vote.
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.