The Holly Glass Muffs were the winner for October
About the materials:
The pattern says, "You will need one skein each of red and green Lily Mills Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size 20 and steel crochet hooks numbers 5 and 12. Work tightly for best results." It looks like Daisy came in skeins that looked more like hanks rather than the typical crochet thread wound on a cardboard tube.
I don't have any size 20 crochet thread but most of this is done holding two strands together so I'll use size 10 crochet thread. The Holly Leaf Spray and the Holly Berries use just one strand so I haven't decided how I'll do those yet.
My sister suggested that I used something other than traditional colors so I'll use gray/silver for the borders and blue for the background. I may try to use white for the leaves if I can either adjust the patter or decide bigger leaves will work for this pattern.
Next week: There are a lot of interesting baking recipes in this issue; breads, cupcakes and tarts plus some old fashioned puddings like English Plum Pudding and Persimmon Pudding. I'll share some photos of them and if anyone is interested in trying to make one I'll send you the recipe and you can share how it went!
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.