Welcome Dear Readers to the very first edition of What Were We Thinking Eighties. Let’s start with some 1984 crocheting booklets that I was lucky enough to score at the thrift shop yesterday! YES! (Okay, nobody else wanted them, but still!)
Let’s Look Inside Annie’s Pattern Club Newsletter!
Annie’s Pattern Club was (or possibly still is) a newsletter where mega-talented crocheters crocheted something original and then sent the pattern to Annie, and she would publish the cream-of-the-crop designs her newsletter.
And as you will see, never have so many people come up with so many crocheted solutions for so many things that were never a problem in the first place. Let’s look at a few, shall we?
Crocheted Football Mitts
Lil Guy Tie
What to wear to a formal occasion in the 80’s
And there you have it Dear Readers, this blogs very first installment of What Were We Thinking Eighties.
34 thoughts on “What Were We Thinking Eighties”
I would wear the shawl-y thingy. Also, if my kids had a crocheted football, I would let them throw it around the house. Also, I would want the harlot or Lot’s wife church puppet, not Mrs. Noah.
Oh I would wear that shawl too. It’s beautiful! Maybe I should learn to crochet and open up a crocheted football/church puppet store. It just might work! 😀
I may be your only customer… but I will be a customer.
I knew you would, Undercover! We think definitely think alike! 😀
Oh golly-gee whiz, Linda. I feel bad for you if think like me. The noise in my head drives me crazy!
I know exactly what you mean. I used to be that way when I was your age. My thoughts would tumble around in my head like tennis shoes in a dryer! Not so much now though, unless I get worked up over something.
Does it have anything to do with the kids all going to school…? The return to sanity, I mean…
I think it has pretty much EVERYTHING to do with that!! 😀
Oh glory! I am so relieved that is a possibility. Child-induced mental handicaps. I can get behind that.
Oh I remember the days when I couldn’t even finish a thought. I don’t know how you do it with all your writing with all your kids. You must have excellent time management skills.
No. I am going deaf. Hahahahaha!
What a wonderful stroke of luck! 😀
Excuse me young lady but I think you’ll find that my crocheted money will be handed over should said crocheted shop be crochetedly opened up for crocheted business!
Well, you best don your crocheted boxing gloves and prepare for a brawl. I will be coming out wearing the crocheted robes of the Crochet Chalet’s VIP customer. (See? I even came up with the best name.)
Well, you just name the time and place UndercoverL, and I will consult my crocheted watch (bought from the subsidiary ‘Watch it Crochet’) and map (purchased from ‘Crochety Cartography’) and I’ll be there in the crocheted robes of the This Crochet’s Hot Shit’s VIP customer! (Not for kids)
I am crocheting my water bottle as we speak. As soon as I finish crocheting new tires for my car, it’s on. It. Is. On.
I used up all my laughter laughing at these comments. If you need me I’ll be crocheting vocal chords and a smile.
And maybe a crocheted rice sock for you to warm up and put around your neck? Maybe wrap yourself up in a crocheted woolen blanket. I would offer to crochet you one, but then last time I crocheted a blanket, it was 28 inches wide and 90 inches long. It looked like a woolen slip-n-slide. It turned into a dog blanket faster than you can say ‘crochet hook.’
LOL!!! A crocheted slip and slide!! I used to crochet a little in the slighty-creepy seventies and now that I think about it, everything I made looked like a crocheted slip and slide!
You know that if you named ‘the place’ as where you live, you wouldn’t need the new tires and you could just drink water straight out your taps……
I hate to admit I remember this crap! lol
Haha! I remember toaster covers and Keenex box covers and doilies! Can you imagine having so much time on your hands that you would crochet a Kleenex box cozy? LOL!
Ugh my aching head! and no! lol
It sounds like somebody needs a crocheted hat!
Oh no! ahaha!
Bahahahaha! These are great. I always wondered why old ladies always had toilet paper coverups. Is toilet paper so horrid? Why not just put it in the cupboard?
Ahaha! That is such a good point. Just put it in the cupboard — especially if it has a crocheted coverup on it!
I wonder why that jaunty newsie man (pretending to be a 10 year old from 1923) is fake excited/surprised about the fact that those evil mouth less twin red headed dolls possessed his car causing it to spew chemicals all over the crotchet creatures.
It’s so bizarre! It really doesn’t make any sense whatsoever — unless his radiator is one of the crocheting crafts in that issue! Yes! That must be it! ;D
I think you should crochet Henry a pair of football mittens fir his future use during high school. Then again, knowing your sewing skills they would probably turn into a ball of tangled yarn with some duct tape.
LOL! Can you imagine? Henry’s football mittens would just be one 14 mile long potholder.
i´m in an awsome need for three crocheted delicate tree trunks in assorted colours for my Atlas crocheted garden, three white crocheted gardenia flowers and a violet crocheted heliotropus with suitable cocheted perfume to match the colour. in the certainty that you will surplus all my expectations and crocheted dreams for my garden airs! looking forward to you crocheted inspiring answer. yours cincerily!
Oh my gosh! Now that’s a tall order even for the most stalwart of fingers! I think the tree trunks in assorted colors is doable and the gardenia flowers are a definite possibility. I’m a little worried about the heliotropus with crocheted perfume to match the color. However, if we can put a man on the moon in a crocheted space capsule, I’m just sure we can crochet a heliotropus with matching perfume for heaven sakes! 😀