In the world of crochet, Vanna has become a Super Star. She proclaimed crocheting as her 'Favorite Hobby' in the April-May 1993 issue of The WORKBASKET. In the featured article, Vanna said, "I learned to crochet by watching a former hairdresser on the show who was making an afghan. She was left-handed, and I just learned to do it that way." So, yes, Vanna turns puzzle letters with her right hand, but crochets with her left hand.
Vanna's Choice is a line of yarn marketed under the Lion Brand Yarn company. Today, Vanna is the author of numerous crochet books, patterns and pamphlets.
I love her yarn for it's softness and ease in crocheting and knitting. I primarily use it for Prayer Shawls, Scarves and Baby items. It comes in a variety of colors and textures.
The oldest issue of The WORKBASKET in my collection is from September 1962 and cost 15 cents. That one and two others from 1963 and 1964 were antique shop finds.
In the 1980's I had a subscription to The WORKBASKET, and looked forward to receiving them in the mail. My collection grew through the years from hand-me-downs and an inheritance.
You might think inheriting a stack of The WORKBASKET a strange thing for one to leave in a 'Will'. An unofficial one, but none the less written on a slip of paper and bundled together with string...FOR SUE.
Thank-you Aunt Irene...I treasure everyone with your name and address label to remind me of the places you lived and enjoyed receiving them in the mail.
What's in your Workbasket?
I have several filled with Vanna's Choice!