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Topic: Shocker Mittens (Well-adjusted Adults Only)  (Read 54835 times)
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« on: January 15, 2006 04:19:55 PM »

I'm not sure I remember how the idea for these mittens came about, so I'm going to blame it on the guy wearing them.  As a knitter, sometimes it's more important that the recipient of a knitted gift love it to death than it is worrying about whether or not you're verging into bad taste.

Yes ladies, he's single.  Hit him up on myspace. --Nope, I'm stuck with him now.

Here's a close-up:

If you happen to be viewing this in company to whom you'd rather not have to explain the concept of "the shocker", just tell them it's an obscure Hindu mudra.

UPDATE: now you too can knit the Shocker Mittens!  I posted a pattern on my website, along with some comments and design notes on page 7 of this thread.  I also included two new charts for those knitters who have a little more dignity.  Here's the link: http://www.lparker.org/Craftster.html  Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in the pattern for these mittens.  Unfortunately, I've moved website hosts a couple times since posting this and the pattern seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.  As soon as I can track it down, I will fix the links.  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2006 04:22:41 PM »

hilarious! he looks v. happy in them.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006 04:30:15 PM »

*LOL* those are priceless. I always find it funny when the nicest guys I know for some reason do the shocker in 90% of pictures they're in! *L* sigh, makes one wonder if the nice ones are really nice Wink

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006 04:35:05 PM »

haha at first glance i was like it couldn't be and then i read the title and laughed so hard!! they are awesome!!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006 04:57:57 PM »

Oh man... My brother would love a pair of these.
I'll never forget the summer he learnt of that term... He decided it would be funny to teach all of the kids at our local indoor skatepark... boy did he ever teach them...

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A bunch of 10 year olds on skateboards running around saying and showing the "shocker" to anyone and everyone without even knowing what it meant.

Anyway those are some pretty funny mitts. Really made me laugh! I had to do a double take to make sure.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2006 05:12:38 PM »

HAHA those are so great, I bet you could make a lot of money selling those  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006 05:19:28 PM »

*OMG* Those are fantastic! I know a lot of folks who would soooo dig those. And I find that the ones who do "the shocker" ARE the nice ones.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006 05:44:08 PM »

That is some 'effin' funny 'hit.

You totally rock my box for designing them.

Perhaps to the great chagrin of your friend, I don't think he will be getting much action whilst crusing the bar with those on.

However I would make a pair for just about all of my guy friends....but I'm a total cock-block so that's why....


« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006 06:10:54 PM »

these are sooo great  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006 06:18:51 PM »

Well. I think they look impressive, but there's definately connotations to this I'm not getting.When I was in high school, i always made the effort to 'get' such things, or pretend i did until i got discreetly find out. (you know, to look cool) however, i have come to the conclusion that there is always going to be something i've never heard of. anyone care to enlighten me?
technique-wise, they look pretty effective.

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