Other Posts Not about Crafts

Other Posts Not about Crafts

Popcorn Stitch Update

About a week ago I did a quick post of the Tunisian Popcorn stitch for our CAL, and promised to update it with a picture and such. The update has been done! If you wanted to see the finished picture it is available now!

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The 1967 Beret, a great hat, with a simple knitting stitch. FREE pattern!-- My Workbasket
Other Posts Not about Crafts

The 1967 Knit Beret

In the September 1967 issue, one pattern I started immediately was this beret. Just one problem. At first, I overlooked the original stitch pattern and looked up an alternative. Turns out the stitch pattern IS there, but it isn’t actually right! The stitch pattern listed makes a beautiful stitch that I just adore, BUT it […]

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A hot pad made from the vintage Palm Loom tool
Craft Chatter Craft Projects Old Ads

The Palm Loom – Prize-Winning Rugs

I love an old ad. And this 1967 issue had a great one! Palm Loom, “Make Prize-Winning Rugs.” It was right there in the February issue, tucked between 40 yards of lace for $1, and a “Female-Dri” belt. So, I tracked down the Palm Loom on ebay, and after some browsing, watching, rebrowsing, rewatching, and […]

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Gingerbread Pancakes from a Vintage Recipe
Recipes

Kid Approved Gingerbread Pancakes

One feature in many Workbasket issues with “With The Cooks,” which has a variety of recipes on a similar theme. This February 1967 issue the theme was pancakes! I know to some people pancakes are a weekend food, but not to us. We’re as likely to have pancakes on a random Tuesday as on a […]

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Craft Projects Old Ads

Snack Hound

When I saw the ad on the back of the January 1967 issue I became infatuated with the Snack Hound. The National Handcraft Society,  aka The Fad of the Month Club, was a long running craft club that has lots of advertisements in the Workbasket over the years. What I found interesting is that there […]

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