John F. Kennedy was president. It was a warm month in Minnesota. The latest frost date on record for the Twin Cities is October 29, 1963.
The Minnesota Vikings lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 14 to 56 on October 6th 1963. Two weeks later they lost to Los Angeles.
October Top 40 for 1963 included;
From Russia with Love with Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi premiered in London and Barefoot in the Park premiered in New York City.
The Group by Mary McCarthy was the New York Times Best Seller for October 1963. Other popular books from 1963 included Happiness is a Warm Puppy by Charles M Schultz and The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.
The October 1963 Workbasket Magazine was in black and white had four crochet patterns. Zip codes had been introduced in July of 1963 but this issue doesn’t have one in the address. They weren’t required for bulk mailing until 1967.
This month both of the choices are done in crochet thread instead of yarn.
Holly Glass Muffs
This pattern is done in size 20 crochet cotton with two strands held together. I’ll try it with a single strand of size 10 crochet cotton.
The Petal Doily is done in Knit Cro-Sheen metallic thread. I believe this is the same as size 10 crochet thread. If this is chosen I won’t do the entire doily. I’ll continue through the pattern until it’s roughly seven inches across.
Time to vote! Glass Muffs or the Petal Doily?
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.