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 Post subject: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:47 pm 
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Ally Pally = Alexandra Palace, one of the venues of the annual Knitting and Stitching Show

BIL = Brother in Law
BTW = By the way
BFL = Blue-Faced Leicester, a breed of sheep with really nice wool

CAL = Crochet-A-Long (like a knitalong but crochet :D )
CIP = Crocheting in Public

DD = Dear/Darling Daughter
DH = Dear/Darling Husband
DIL = Daughter in Law
DP = Dear/Darling Partner
DS = Dear/Darling Son
DW = Dear/Darling Wife

ETA = Edited to add

FIL = Father in Law
FO = Finished Object
Frog/Frogging = Ripping back your knitting/crochet (so called because you "rip it")
Frog Pond = the final resting place of all abandoned projects
FWIW = For what it's worth

HTH = Hope that helps

IIRC = If I Recall/Remember Correctly
IMHO = In my humble opinion
ISO = in search of
IYKWIM = If you know what I mean
IYSWIM = If you see what I mean

KAL = Knit-A-Long (lots of people joining together to make the same project)
KF = Kaffe Fassett
KIP = Knitting in Public

Lace Barf = What your lace looks like before blocking
Lifeline = threading a piece of string through the live stitches on your needle in case you have to frog back.
LMAO = Laughing my arse off
LMAOROF = Laughing my arse off, rolling on floor
LOL = Laugh out loud
LYS = Local Yarn Store (i.e. wool shop!)
LYSO = Local Yarn Shop Owner

MIL = Mother in Law

OH = Other Half
OOC = Out Of Curiosity
OP = Original Post(er)
OTH = On The Hook
OTN = On The Needles

P G-R = Patricia Gibson-Roberts
PIW = Project(s) in Waiting
PM = Private Message
Pooling = When one colour in a variegated yarn bunches together in an area

ROFLOL = Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling on the floor, laughing my arse off

SABLE = Stash accumulated beyond life expectancy
SEX = Stash Enrichment eXercise/eXpedition
SIL = Sister in Law
SnB =Stitch and Bitch
SO = Significant Other

TBH = to be honest
Tink/Tinking = unpicking your knitting stitch by stitch (from the word "knit" reversed, because you are knitting backwards)
TOAD = Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust (see Frog Pond)

UFO = Unfinished Object

VLT = Victorian Lace Today (a splendid book of lace shawls and scarves)

WIP = Work in Progress
WPI = Wraps Per Inch (number of times yarn will wrap loosely around ruler or similar tool in one inch; more wraps indicates thinner yarn)

Yarn Barf = a big lump of yarn that accidentally gets pulled out of a new centre-pull ball, when you’re trying to find the end
YMMV = Your mileage may vary

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Last edited by KateB on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:49 am, edited 13 times in total.
Added more acronyms from old forum and put in alpabetical order


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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:50 pm 
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I'm going to Sticky this and start adding any new stuff in Meejos initial post...

That means I'm going to edit your post Meejo, if that's ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:54 pm 
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That's great Kai! I'd hate to be the only one in charge of this :)

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
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I love it! I hadn't heard of SABLE and I have it :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:14 am 
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i tend to use PMSL a lot

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:49 pm 
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Never heard SABLE either and I'm tripping over it ! Yarn barf? - pmsl! :lol:

ETA - in fact I'm laughing so much I decided to print it and pin on my noticeboard - for the times when I'm not laughing ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Just added OOC as I use that a lot and see it a fair bit too.

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:51 am 
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I've added all the ones from the old forum now, and put the whole list in alphabetical order. Please ignore the fact that when I wrote that on the edit note, I couldn't actually spell alphabetical... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Helpful acronyms and other stuff
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Some of these are very funny - though I've seen some of them in SnB ;)

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