Richard Nixon was the president (for a few more months). The Watergate Seven were indicted on March 1st.
Top 40 hits included:
NYTimes bestselling fiction top 10 includes no books that I’ve read. Number one is Burr by Gore Vidal. Jaws by Peter Benchley shows up mid-month at #3 and climbs to #2 by the end of the month.
On TV, people were watching; Hawaii Five-O, Maude, M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, All in the Family and Kojack. Here’s Lucy, The Partridge Family and The Dean Martin Show were all cancelled that month and Nova started.
The March 1974 issue of Workbasket Magazine had five crochet patterns; a Boy’s Vest, a Granny Sack, a Girl’s Jacket with Loopstitch Hood and the two you’ll be voting on:
The Pan Holder:
This uses “bedspread crochet cotton” and a size 7 steel hook.
The Alligator Stuffed Toy
The alligator uses worsted weight yarn and is supposed to be 21.5 inches long when done.
Which one should I do for March? Voting is open until Friday and I'll post the winning project next weekend.
The March issue also has a few interesting pictures, some fun ads and two questionable crafts that I'll share later in the month.
2/22/2020 04:04:43 pm
Abner the Alligator!
2/23/2020 09:35:27 am
I second the alligator !
2/23/2020 09:48:02 am
He's in the lead with 75% of the votes!
2/22/2020 05:14:21 pm
If he wins, we will name him Abner!
2/23/2020 04:55:05 pm
That is alligator looks like a cross between an alligator and a dolphin. You gotta make him, for sure! 😉
2/24/2020 06:28:20 pm
I am kind of curious how those legs will work.
2/24/2020 09:27:31 am
Definitely the alligator. I can just see it hanging from the ceiling of a budding mad scientist's room :)
2/24/2020 06:29:14 pm
Ooh, you're right! I can totally see that!
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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.