Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Crochet Acronyms

Ok. I realize I did not make these up but I had to post these. I received them in an email and had a ball reading them. Some I use and others I do not.

Crochet Acronyms


AA = Annie's Attic
ACADD = Adult Crochet Attention Deficit Disorder
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFH = Afghan From H*ll
AS = Acquisition Syndrome
ASN = American School of Needlework
ATM = At The Moment


BC = Back Channel
BF = Boy/Best Friend
BHG = Better Homes and Gardens
BTW = By The Way


CGOA = Crochet Guild Of America
CL = Crochet List (See also Crochet Musings)
CLADD = Crochet Listers Attention Deficit Disorder
CM = Crochet Musing Website
CN = Crochet Network Website
CP = Crochet Partners Website
CREMA = Computer Reading E-Mail Acquisition
CTH = Crochet Tolerant Husband
CYL = Catch You Later


DD = Dear Daughter/Dad
DF = Dear Father/Friend
DGF = Dear Grandfather
DH = Dear Husband
Darling Husband
D(word of your choice) Husband
DIL = Daughter-In- Law
DM = Dear Mother
DOLLX = Doll Exchange
DS = Dear Son/Sister
DW = Dear Wife


FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

FIL = Father-In-Law
Frog Stitch = To take out stitches (eg: rip it, rip it, rip it)
FUFO = Finished Un-Finished Object
FFUFO = Framed Finished Un-Finished Object
FWIW = For What it's Worth
FYI = For Your Information


GF = Girl Friend


HAR = Hardanger (subject identification in header)
HAS = Hook Aquisition Syndrome
HOWB = House of White Birches
HPI = Holes Per Inch (plastic canvas reference)
HSX = Holiday Square or Holiday Themed Square Exchange
HTH = Hope That Helps
HWHN = Husband Who Hardly Notices


IAE = In Any Event
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble/Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IRC = Internet Relay Chat
ISO = In Search Of
ISRN = I'll Stop Rambling Now
ITD = In The Dark


JMHO = Just My Humble/Honest Opinion
JOMRS = Just One More Round Syndrome
JX = Jewelry Exchange


KM = K-Mart


LA = Leisure Arts
LFL = Leaflets For Less (Leisure Arts leaflet club)
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LYS = Local Yarn Store


MAM = Mile-A-Minute (Afghan/Strips)
MAS = Magazine Acquisition Syndrome
MIL = Mother-In-Law


NP = Needlepoint
NRN = No Reply Necessary
NTBFUFO = Never To Be Finished Un-Finished Object


OL = Out Of Luck
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand


PAS = Pattern Acquisition Syndrome
PCA = Pattern Collectors Anonymous
PIGS = Projects In Grocery Sacks (Materials bought but not yet started.)
PMS = Procure More Stuff
PUFFY = Envelope/Package you recieve through exchanges which includes items from other exchangers and is puffy.


RACK = Random Acts Of Crochet Kindness
RH = Red Heart (Yarn Brand) RDFC = Running, Duck For Cover
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off
ROFLWTIME = Rolling On Floor Laughing With Tears In My Eyes
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTN = Read The Manual
RTFAQ = Read The Facts


SEX = Stash Expansion Expedition
SIG = Signature
SIL = Sister/Son-In- Law
SITD = Still In The Dark
SIGHTINGS = Anything that is see or heard about our craft on television, movies or on the street
SO = Significant Other
SS = Simply Soft (Yarn Brand)


TAS = Thread Acquisition Syndrome
TBDOOTD = To Be Done One Of These Days
THUD = The Usual Disclaimer (Not affilliated with the company mentioned)
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TIFN = That's It For Now
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TTYL = Talk To You Later


UDO = Un-Designed Objects
UFO = Un-Finished Objects
UPGS = Un-Finished Project Guilt Syndrome
URB = Un-Read Books
USO = Un-Started Objects


WCS = Wip Completion Speed
WIP = Work In Progress
WIM = Work In Mind
WM = Wal-Mart


XAS = Exchange Acquisition Syndrome
XS = Cross-Stitch


YAS = Yarn Acquisition Syndrome
YMMV = Your/Yarn Mileage May Vary

Now that you know these you can finally understand the secret langualge of crocheters. HA!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Which Fantasy Characture are You?

Guess I'm Princess Leia

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

A strong-willed herald of causes against injustice, you passionately strive to right the wrongs around you.

Somebody has to save our skins!

Leia is a character in the Star Wars universe. See her character entry at the Star Wars Databank for more information.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Alan Willes

I was listening to videos of my cousin Alan and decided to post them for your enjoyment and knowledge. I have more but will post one at a time. He makes ceremonial drums up in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Here he is singing a John Denver song (one of my favorites):

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Statistics Class

One more week to go and I will be finished with my Master's level statistics class and life will begin again - LOL. I have casted on for a baby sweater in red for my nieces new baby born on April Fools Day. Otherwise I have had no time for anything. Can't wait to buy more yarn and look at patterns to work with.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Going through yarn deprival

I have spent the past year using up my stash and not buying any yarn other than an occasional skein of wool as that stash is very small. My normal ww yarns are getting so much smaller. I have knit so many hats lately and needed to do something else so I knit a sweater and booties for a coworkers new grand daughter. White yoke and purple body with purple booties. The purple yarn is some red heart jewel tones I had stashed away.

I have some deep red I want to use next.

Website Fixed!

I finally have my website fixed (Linda's Lists). Yahoo Geocities apparently did not like the ads from JoAnn's that I had on my site for several years and said that the ads violated their policy? Give me a break. At least my site is back up and going wtih all my patterns.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yahoo/Geocities Problems

If you have noticed that my lindaslists website on geocities is down you are not the only one. I am trying to fix the problems but geocities is having issues too. I will post here when the problems are fixed and my site is back up. If the issues continue I may just decide to move my website somewhere else and will post if that happens too. Sorry for the lack of access to the patterns at this time. I may just go ahead and post them to my blog but will keep everyone up to date.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Mitten and hat set

This is one set of hat and mittens I knitted this year for Christmas using the self patterning yarns. I did another set that used red, white, pink and bits of black to make a set for my youngest granddaughter, Pandora. This set went to her cousin, Damien(both 4 years old). These colors are more like a set of crayons. Brody, Pandora's older brother (7 years old), asked if he can have a hat and mittens. I asked what colors he wanted and waited for the response of wanting blue and red spider webs (big Spider man fan). He said he wanted red mittens and a blue hat. I was so happy to have such a simple request that I already have the hat on the needles and will cast on for the mittens tomorrow. Don't you just love it when they ask you to make something for them and know it is because they want the item(s) instead of making something and wondering if they have ever wore it? Mariah got a set of hat and mittens too but I think my daughter misplaced them so I gave Mariah 4 pair of gloves with her Christmas gifts so she will always have a pair, even if they don't match. After seeing Pandora's socks today I know that kids tend to just pick out what fits and not what goes together. White sock with red hearts and a yellow sock with a bunny on it.