Unable to create ionic v1 project

Is it still possible to create ionic v1 projects? I have an application created using ionic v1 and am trying to get it to build. No success yet. So I tried to create a sample ionic v1 application using:
ionic start todo blank --type ionic1
This failed with the following error messages:
npm ERR! path C:\ionic1-sample\todo\node_modules\node-sass
npm ERR! command failed
npm ERR! command C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /d /s /c node scripts/build.js
npm ERR! Building: C:\apps\nodejs\node.exe C:\ionic1-sample\todo\node_modules\node-gyp\bin\node-gyp.
js rebuild --verbose --libsass_ext= --libsass_cflags= --libsass_ldflags= --libsass_library=
npm ERR! gyp info it worked if it ends with ok