An overview of a Pack-o-Fun Magazine from December 1968 -- My Workbasket

December 1968 Pack-o-Fun

I’ve mentioned my Pack-o-Fun stash here before. In fact, since I won an eBay auction in August for a decent stack I since got a great deal a thrift store for another stack just a few weeks ago. My collection is quickly growing! Even more exciting is two random stacks and not a single duplicate!…

The cover and craft highlights from a December 1960 magazine issue-- My Workbasket

December 1960

December 1960! When this magazine cost 15 cents to pick up at a newsstand, and as the handwritten note says shows “knit cuffs!” Also in 1960, the US was the first to legalize the Birth Control Pill. Queen Elizabeth made it known her family would be known as the House of Windsor. The Beatles made…

A classic granny style triangle shawl/scarf in an easy stitch, with two sizes and two edging options-- My Workbasket

The Ann Shawl- a classic granny square shawl in two sizes

I have always adored granny squares. I’d buy granny items from thrift stores even at a very young age. At around 13 years old I became really determined to make my own. The only person I knew well that crocheted at the time (and was local enough to teach me) was my Aunt Ann. Only…

Cover art for the October 1966 Workbasket magazine- My Workbasket

It’s October, 1966- Let’s put on our Mini Skirts and Watch Batman

Ronald Reagan was voted in as Governor of California. Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” was number 1 earlier this year. Cigarette packages got warning labels. There were lots of Vietnam War protests. The Miranda Rights came into being. The US Department of Transportation was created. Ladies were rocking the Mini-Skirt, which took several years…