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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