There was recently a link to a thread about knitting jargon, and I thought it was so funny that I'm going to try to organize it a bit here so you can all enjoy it.
If I find more jargon, I'll just add it here, so you may want to come back sometime in the future to check it.
- CAL: Crochet A Long. I know it should be crochet along, but the acroynym doesn't work that way.
- CIP: Crochet In Progress.
- Frog: The rip-it, rip-it stitch.
- KAL: Knit A Long. I know it should be Knit along, but the acronym doesn't work that way.
- KIP: Knit In Progress.
- Lifeline: A contrasting smooth yarn that's threaded through a row on complicated patterns so that later you can frog back to it if you make a mistake.
- LYS: Local Yarn Store.
- OTK : On The (Knitting)Needles, aka WIP.
- PIGS: Projects In Grocery Sacks.
- SABLE: Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy. We have Stephanie Pearl McPhee to thank for that one.
- SEX: Stash enrichment expedition.
- SKANK: funny way of saying skein of yarn (skein+hank=skank)
- TINK: To unknit. TINK is KNIT spelled backward.
- TOAD: Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust
- WIP: Work in Progress.
- Yarn barf: When you try to pull yarn from the center of the ball and can't find the end, it creates yarn barf.
Just a little update for you knitters who may not have heard all the latest expressions. PIGS, TOAD and SEX were new to me, but I love them!
Have a great weekend, in spite of it being the anniversary of 911, and all the grief that's going to stir up!