On Tuesdays I typically listen to Marly Birds' Blog Talk Radio Program. This week I had invited two friends (one a knitter, one a crocheter) to listen to the program. As I was listening, it occurred to me that Marly and her guest were using acronyms that are well known to some knitters and crocheters, but not likely to the stitchers that I had invited to listen to the program. There are some odd ones out there and it can be frustrating as you read blogs and listen to programs to try to figure out what these people are talking about. So, I've made a small list of some of the acronyms that you might hear while at your LYS (Local Yarn Shop) or when reading a blog or listening to a blogcast or podcast.
Please let me know if you have heard one that you don't know so I can update this list.
For stitch and pattern abbreviations visit the Craft Yarn Council website.
**ATK Addicted to Knitting
FO Finished Object
Frog(ging) Ripping out stitches
LYS Local Yarn Shop
SABLE Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy
SEFAA Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance
TKGA The Knitting Guild Association
TNNA The National Needle Arts Association
UFO Unfinished Object
VK Vogue Knitting
WIP Work(s) in Progress