Fibre folk use a lot of jargon. I’d got out of the habit in the year that my blogging was so minimal but it is all coming back and is a big part of how a Knitter or Crocheter writes about their work. On spec that there may be non-knitters who find their way to this page, I’ve started this page of Knit / Crochet blogging terminology here and will probably add the British and U.S. terms used for construction later.
Starting with the most used terms: Some of these are just standard blogspeak…
FO = Finished Object
UFO = Unfinished Object
WIP = Work In Progress
DD = Darling Daughter
DS = Dear Son
DH = Dear Husband (also: SO = Significant Other, The Beau, Etc.)
Yarn P0rn = yummy yarn pictures with a non-spam inducing “zero”. Also seen elsewhere as “Yarn Pr0n”
KIP = Knit In Public
KAL = Knit A Long
MKAL = Mystery Knit A Long
CAL = Crochet Along (aka: HAL = Hook Along)
Cardi = Cardigan
Pulli = Pullover, aka: jumper
Startitis = beginning one project before completing another. Multiply by the individual’s creative incentive and / or stash temptation.
Terms I made up or expanded upon 🙂:
PSPRP = Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl
DDDitto = Darling Daughter that did not cause stretch marks
DSDitto = Darling Son that did not cause stretch marks
Llama Daddy = like a Sugar Daddy but even better than cash, he understands about cashmere!
Fibre Muggle = The people who don’t knit, crochet, tat or spin. Sometimes overheard saying “I wish I had time to knit”, “Can you make something for me?” and “Maybe when I get older…”
Tension = what American knitters know as “gauge”. However, I think this:
is more than sufficient reason to use “British” terminology 😉