16 November 2012

Friday Funny

color galore

I do not text. I do not tweet. I don't often get on Facebook. But I do know a few common texting shortcuts and acronyms. Mostly because my bosses friends use them in regular emails, but also because much of the electronic slang has become mainstream.

TMI. (Too Much Information) LOL. (Laughing Out Loud) MIL. (Mother-in-Law) FAQ. (Frequently Asked Questions) TOS. (Terms of Service)

I recently noticed a new combination of capital letters I did not recognize on Ravelry, so I had to look it up. The list of acronyms and newly coined words and terms wasn't too long, so I read the entire thing. I feel as if I went back to school and earned a new degree in language!!! This was fun!

I've always known I'm bicraftual. (I knit and crochet, and sometimes including both art forms together in one project.) I learned I also CIP. (Crochet In Public) (I also KIP, but I already knew that acronym.)

I've also known for ages I have WIPs. Work in Progress. Lots and lots of Work in Progress.

Since I was a child, my favorite way of correcting a knitting booboo has been to drop and pull out necessary stitches and use a crochet hook to work back up to the knitting needles correctly. But if the mistake was in the same unfinished row , I would unknit back to the owie and redo it. Now I learn that process has a name: tink. Which is "knit" spelled backwards. Who knew?!?

I have PIGS! I have lots and lots and lots of PIGS! (Projects In Grocery Sacks)

last year's Christmas PIGS

year's cocoon WIP

rainbow project leftovers

almost abandoned RtR WIP

summer commute bag

another commute bag

Oh, the stories this yarn could tell!

circa mid-1990s WIP

circa mid-1980s WIP


I love pigs.

Where's the mud?!?

And yes, one day I'll finish all my WIPs...

When Pigs Fly

Unfortunately, I also have lots of PSYs. (Projects Seeking Yarn)

PSY shelf

My basement (yarn and quilt fabric) and my (THREE) thread shelves are SABLE. (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)

variegated SABLE

At least it's organized...

heavenly SABLE


I also learned there's a name for what happens when I write too much, which, according to my dad, happens a bit too much. TL:DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

My dad had another name for it. Typographical Diarrhea. Or TD. Not to be confused with touchdown. I don't know if I like my dad's description. And I don't think I'm going to shoot a photo to illustrate his humor. No, I'm not going to crochet it either!

rainbow smile


  1. ROFL !! I shall pinch those and use them often. A woman wouldn't consider you had TD lol.

    Hugs lin

  2. Giggle snort! LOL! Thanks for the laugh!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I crack up again every time I think of my PIGS, too!

  3. Too cute! Now you NEED to make a little Goat. (Goods Out And Taking-Up-Space). :)

    1. Oh, Marigold, I do indeed need to make a goat. I should have you model! ;)

  4. Your are so cracking me up. I love the PIGS term. Love it!

    Happy Weekend. :)

    1. Thanks, Stitchy! Nothing like making people giggle on a workday!

  5. Now I know all the PIGS and can tell you I too have them, many of them. Love your stash, never enough if you ask me! Have a great weekend.

    1. Glor, I am so with you! I could never have enough thread, no matter how big my collection gets!!!

  6. Love this...you learn something everyday round these parts...grocery bags filled with creative lovliness .....I like your smily face yarn balls...color and fun.. Stop over my place tomarrow...if you get a chance..I'd like to share you with everybody who hasn't visited before..I see Glo & Stitchy were here, they are buds of mine....love the little pig flying....just keep moving that hook, and keep producing
    lovlies...:) We'll be back...

    1. Thanks, Faith! I will definitely try to stop by this weekend. Definitely plan to keep crocheting, too!

  7. Wow What a laugh I got outta this one... thanks for sharing... my hubby & Kids often says I have Verbal Diarrhea so would that be VD opps don't think so... ha ha... sure gets the old brain ticking these acronyms... <3 Bethel

    1. Bethel, you don't know how close I came to spewing when I read that!!! I think your humor topped mine!

      Thanks for the MS contribution, too! I hope you enjoy this year's booklet!

  8. Wow, OMG, all in so good order :).

    Have a nice weekend.

    1. I love that everyone is getting in some favorite acronyms of their own! You have a great weekend, too, Neferi!

  9. That is a lot of yarn! The pigs are so cute :)

    1. Thanks, Cat! I love the little piggies, too!

  10. I've 3 century snowflakes this past week, and I'm toying with the snowflake bell....I'll have to check the tutorial on how to stretch them and finish them off...it looks rather tedius...
    but I'll try....

  11. PIGS is a new one one me, but oh how the sight of all yours made me feel better about mine! That knitting project with the white/gold/grey yarn looks very soft and inviting.

    I think you need a little more thread - don't want to run out in the middle of a project, do you?

    P.S. Yarn barf might make a good pictorial substitute for the TD. (Which I also have - TD I mean.)


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