I have made Catherine DePasquale’s Victorian Texting Glove pattern several times now, but working one purple crochet stitch after another brings me the same joy of discovery as the other time I have worked this magical pattern.
The first time, I made them in a vintage brown that I traded (appropriately enough) for a vintage jigsaw puzzle:
The next pair I made was from the a vintage black yarn which I then gave as a gift:
Then, feeling as if I had been left out of the fun a bit, I made myself a pair in Red Heart Super Saver grape fizz:
and since if I have cold hands, I usually have coordinating cold ears as well, I made a matching/coordinating ear warmer:
I wear them often and love them a lot.
The most recent pair I had made before my current crochet adventure was this curry yellow set which I made with another skein of vintage yarn I had at my disposal:
So today, at a coffee shop in Raleigh, I pulled out my yarn and the two cuffs that I had already crocheted and got to work. After a number of interruptions, errands, and dog walks, I had one of the purple crochet texting gloves almost done:
Here is how it looked with it’s companion to-be:
I have made several small alterations to the pattern to get what I hope will be a perfect fit for my mother so that she can wear her “Ultra Violet” Victorian texting gloves with the same measure of joy that I have worn mine, and if you find that you need to make a last minute gift, and you really don’t feel like going out to shop I can highly recommend this pattern.
It works up quickly, it takes less than a skein of yarn for both, and not only do you have a fun gift you have to give, the recipient had a fun gift to wear.