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Knitter's Slang

All-knitter -  knitting all night
Body Bag - Where UFOs are stored.
CAL - Crochet-A-Long
CIP - Crochet in public
Darn Overs - (or DOs) the forgotten yo
DS - Destash.
FO -  Finished Object
Frog - Ripping out your stitches when you’ve made a mistake “rip it, rip it”. 
FSOT - for sale or trade
Hiberknitting - Retreating into your own world of knitting.
HOTN - Hot off the needles
ISO - In Search Of
KAL -  Knit-A-Long
KIP - Knit in Public
Knit Trauma - lots of UFOs but still buying more yarn, patterns etc.
Knitflixing -  knitting while binge watching
Knitpicking -  weaving in the end.
Knitty Litter - Crochet and knitting debris left around the house.
KUI - Knitting under the influence
OKD - Obsessive Knitting Disorder
OTN - On the Needles
PHD - Projects Half Done
PIGS - Project in Grocery Sack
Procrastiknitting - Knitting instead of doing other things.
SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy
SIP - Socks in progress
Squishy Mail - Yarn delivery
SSS - Second Sock Syndrome
Stash - Yarn collection.
Stash Busting - when you need a new house, because your current one won’t contain it.
Tink - (knit spelled backwards) Undoing your knitting one stitch at a time to correct a mistake.
TOAD - Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust
UFO - Unfinished Object.
UFO Syndrome - The urge to start a new knitting project despite many UFOs already started.
URO/UO - Un-recognized Object
Vanilla - An easy pattern
WIP - Work in Progress
Yarn Barf - A big lump of yarn that comes out of the center of a new ball or skein of yarn.
Yarn Bomb -  the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street

 

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