Sometimes, when I'm driving, I tend to have a bit of a temper. The other day, when someone cut me off, I honestly wanted to give the guy the finger. For those of you who are privileged enough not to know what "the finger" means, it's a gestural curse done by raising only the middle finger at someone.
I must confess, I've used this gesture a few times, and each time was followed by full remorse. I had to find a way to censor myself. The solution: a finger censor...
This is just a circle worked in a spiral. I kept increasing with every round. The red slash was made by inserting the hook between rounds and making a slip stitch each time. The finger cozy itself was made separately and then sewn on.
The ring finger is inserted in the cozy, so the gesture cannot be made by the middle finger alone.
I don't think I'll ever really use this thing. It would be kind of dangerous to use it while driving. What I should do is post that ugly picture of me in the car, so I remember to remain calm.
After I made this finger censor, I thought to give it another function. I was prompted to do this when I overheard a woman at the craft store yell out to her 5-year-old, "Shut the f*ck up!" Yes, she said the F word. I won't bother spelling out the word for those who may not know---I don't want to corrupt you more than I already have.
Sometimes, parents can be more of a brat than their own children, and the parents are the ones needing the pacifier: