We’ve moved ahead in time to May 1982. Ronald Reagan was president. Dallas was the top rated show with 60 Minutes and The Jeffersons in the second and third place. The May top 40 charts are full of songs I loved then; “Don’t talk to Strangers” by Rick Springfield, “Freeze-Frame” by J Giles, and “Heat of the Moment” by Asia. Shel Silverstein’s book, A Light in the Attic, was released and Garfield was hugely popular. The trade paperback bestseller list had 5 Garfield books in the top 15! I probably had all of five of them.
Workbasket magazine’s cover offered a feminine knit sweater, a crocheted seaworthy pullover and tempting tuna dishes but no Garfield patterns or lasagna, not even tuna lasagna.
There were four crochet patterns to choose from this month; the seaworthy pullover mentioned on the cover, golf club covers, a geometric patterned hat and scarf set and a crocheted capelet. You get to choose between the capelet and the hat from the hat and scarf set.
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.