This month I’m using one of the issues I just bought at the Textile Center’s Annual Garage Sale. It’s May 1973. Nixon is president and the Watergate hearings were televised. Skylab is launched. The Sears tower is completed in Chicago.
Top 40 music is full of catchy tunes:
I’ve only read one of the books on the bestselling fiction list - Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Once is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was the bestselling fiction book in May
The non-Fiction bestseller was Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins (I read this about 20 years ago). I’m O.K. – You’re O.K. by Thomas A Harris MD and All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot were also on the list. I don’t think I’ve read either of those.
The May 1973 issue of Workbasket Magazine has six crochet patterns and the model on this cover is amazing. Gorgeous frosted hair and a lovely vest/shell. I’m not sure what she’s doing with the knight from the chessboard though. Patterns in this month’s issue include the women’s shell shown on the cover, an infant’s afghan, a bag with fringe, a long skirt in shell stitch, a girl’s cape and a man’s vest.
This month you’ll choose between the the Bag with Fringe and the Shell from the Cover:
Which one should I make?
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.