January 2017!?!?! 

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How did that happen!?!?! I can’t even believe I’m debuting an issue that I’ll feature in 2017. 

But let’s ignore 2017, because this issue is all about 1967. I asked my husband to select a number between 48 and 94, which is the main years I have in my collection, and he said 67. So that’s what I got. 

In this month the Doors released their debut album. Twister was the most popular Christmas present of 1966 so there was a lot of “Right hand red, left foot blue,” being heard.  It’s very possible that while the original readers of this issue were reading they were also worried about a loved one in Vietnam, or the idea of a loved one being drafted. The first significant”spaghetti western,” A Fist Full of Dollars was released. The Newlywed Game premiered on TV. The channel PBS began as a 70 station network. Chicago had a record breaking blizzard. The Beatles signed a nine year contract. The first person was cryogenically frozen. The Tonight show went from 105 to 90 minutes long. Three astronauts were killed in an Apollo launch trial. And that’s just in January!  So there were some significant ups and downs that year, and even that month! But this issue is sunny and bright with a gold coat featured on the cover:

Some of my favorite projects this month include this infant sweater:

 Which looks like it will work up pretty quickly and has a stitch pattern (which I like doing so much more than stockinette.) 

This hotpad/table mat:

I already have a drawer full, but I still love making and buying more. We tend to eat in a old fashioned way with several dishes on the table at once, but I also like to use them as table centers. They can usually take a bit more abuse than a doily, and we call my son The Master of Disaster, so sturdy is good! 

This edging is adorable, and I hope to make atleast a few inches of it.

There is a HUGE feature on cakes and cake decorating, including this beauty:

And I don’t plan to make it, but I adore this sweater!

And my favorite thing in the entire issue is this ad, and that “Snack Hound,” which I might try to track down or recreate! I love that dog. 

In the future I’m planning to get my issues in advance to help me really share as much as possible with you, and I hope to find some fun ways to involve my readers in the selection process. In fact in about a week or two a post will appear where you can vote on one of three issues for February! 

I still have a lot of projects I’m hoping to finish from previous issues too. Hopefully this winter will allow some time to just relax and create. 

I’d love to hear your stories for this month! If you collect the magazine do you have this issue? Any projects you hope to make from it? Do any of my lovely readers have any memories of that month in history? I’d love to hear some short stories in the comments below, or even contact me if you have a wonderful story you’d like to have shared on the blog! As always, thanks for reading! 


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