I found the pattern for this here. This particular pattern book is from 1943. The Teacup Potholder was meant to be crocheted in J&P Coats Crochet Cord, but I adapted it to work in Peaches and Cream Ombres with an H-hook. Looking at all the great vintage patterns made me think about simpler times and all the things we have now that we didn’t have then and how we all got along just fine. Have you ever thought about it?
Here are a few examples. I’m sure there are more….
~Cell phones (you had to use a payphone or the store phone to make calls when you were out)
~ATM’s (if the bank was closed, you were out of luck and banks were *not* open on Saturdays)
~PC’s (also known as home computers)
~Cable Television(we got the big 3 channels + TBS-we watched a lot of Braves Baseball)
~Music Videos (We waited to hear our song on the radio and would listen for hours to hear it again)
~Video Games ( if we wanted to play Donkey Kong, we went to the local bowling ally arcade or Pizza Inn!
~Caller I.D. (You never knew if the person on the other line could be your teacher calling to have that ‘talk’ with your parents.)
~Automatic Drip Coffee Makers (yes, I am old…we had percolators and my Grandfather swore the coffee tasted better if you didn’t wash it)
~Debit Cards (we paid cash or wrote checks)
~Weblogs (we had a thing called a diary or journal…we drew pictures in ours)
~Internet (We bought patterns or patterns were passed down. You could also find them in magazines)
~Email (If you wanted to get in touch with someone, your used the post office or Bell South)
~MP3 Players ( We had 8 tracks and cassette tapes or actual vinyl record albums and singles – our music was not portable, except for radios, until the advent of the Boom Box.)
~Digital Cameras (We had to wait at least a week for our film to be developed before we could see the pictures, unless we had a polaroid camera)
~Text messaging (we wrote notes with cute little doodles and hearts to exchange with friends)
~24 hour cartoon channels (we only watched cartoons on Saturday, and we got up early to watch the monster flicks – Godzilla vs. Mothra!
…and the list goes on. Can you think of any?