Crocheting something awesome

My mother’s Victorian texting gloves are done. (so somewhere around 3:00, I crocheted the last stitch, wove in the final ends and took these photos

Tuesday, after I finished my blog post, I decided that I absolutely, positively had to finish crocheting the top of the second Victorian texting glove.

I had made some minor modifications to what was destine to be the left glove, and while had taken notes, I was pretty sure that a good night’s sleep would result in all of that data being dumped. As I did not want to spend any part of the next day attempting to count dark purple stitches in an effort to reconstruct the changes I had made, I got out my hook and finished the top of the second texting glove.

Here is how the two nearly completed gloves looked as I prepared to take the “next step”:

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Victorian texting gloves in need of ends being woven in and thumbs

After turning both future texting cloves inside out, I took one of my beloved Clover bent-tipped needles and wove in all of the ends and then trimmed them.

Here is how they looked just before I turned right side out:

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The interior of the Victorian texting gloves with the ends woven in

At this point, the only thing left to do was crochet the thumb. Because the color is fairly dark, I had a little trouble seeing where in the stitches I should work, but after getting the “base” round done, things went fairly smoothly, and in short order not only were the thumbs crocheted, but the ends were woven in as well:

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A pair of ultra violet Victorian texting gloves, ready to wear

So if you need a last minute gift and you have some yarn and a hook, I highly recommend Catherine DePasquale’s Victorian Texting Glove pattern. I promise you will not regret staying home and making something awesome.

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