Monday, April 02, 2007

crochet acronyms for online groups

if you are involved with any online crochet groups, you've probably seen a lot of initials - you may know what some of the terminology is, you may not. Just to shed a little light on the acronyms and the meanings, I decided to post a list here. It's only a partial list, I'm sure there's a lot more out there I don't know about - or that may have slightly different meanings depending on your group.

Here goes:

IMHO = In my humble opinion
FWIW = For what its worth
LOL = Laughing out loud (sometimes )
OTOH = On the other hand
OTOP = On the other paw
RT*M = Read the * manual (or RT*FAQ)
ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
TIA = Thanks in advance
TTYL = Talk to you later
AA = Annie's Attic
ASN = American School of Needlework
ACADD = Adult Crochet Attention Deficit Disorder
BF = Boy/Best Friend
BION = believe it or not
CLADD = Crochet Listers Attention Deficit Disorder
COC = Church of Craft
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFAICT = As Far As I Can Tell
ATM = At The Moment
BHG = Better Homes and Gardens
BTW = By the Way
CC = Crochet Cramp
CGOA = Crochet Guild of America
CL = Crochet List
CP = Crochet Partners
CREMA = Computer Reading E-Mail Addiction
CSTRX = Coaster Exchange
CTH = Crochet Tolerant Husband
CYL = Catch You Later
DD = Dear daughter
DF = Dear Father/friend
DH = Dear husband
DIL = Daughter-in-law
DM = Dear mother
DS = Dear son/sister
DW = Dear wife
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FGX = Friendship Granny Exchange.
FIL = Father-in-law
FO = Finished Object
UFO = Unfinished Object
FUFO = Finished Un-Finished Object
FFUFO = Framed Finished Un-Finished Object
NTBFUFO = Never To Be Finished Un-Finished Object
Frog = Rip-it, Rip-it (Ripping out stitches to do over.)
FWIW = For what it's worth
FYI = For Your Information
GD4C = Granny's Daughters for Charity
GF = Girl Friend
HAMS = Have Actually Made Something
HAS = Hook Acquisition Syndrome
HOWB = House Of White Birches
HTH = Hope That Helps
HWHN = Husbands Who Hardly Notice
IAE = In Any Event
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
JMHO = Just My Humble Opinion
JM2C = Just My 2 Cents
IOW = In Other Words
ISO = In Search Of
ISRN = I'll Stop Rambling Now
ITD = In The Dark
JOMRS = Just One More Round Syndrome
KM = K-Mart
LA = Leisure Arts
LFL = Leaflets for Less
LOL = laughing out loud
ROFLPM = Rolling on the floor laughing peeing myself
ROFLWTIME = Rolling on the floor laughing with tears in my eyes
= Grin
= Big grin
= Very big grin
LB = Lion Brand (brand of yarn)
LYS = Local Yarn Store
MAM = Mile a Minute afghan
MAS = Magazine Acquisition Syndrome
MASS = Multiple Acquisition Syndrome Syndrome
MIL = Mother-in-law
NRN = No Reply Necessary
OT = Off Topic
PAS = Pattern Acquisition Syndrome
PCA = Pattern Collectors Anonymous
PIGS = Projects In Grocery Sacks (materials bought but project not
started yet)
PILL = Projects I've Lost Lately PLMK(Please let me know)
PMS = Procure More Stuff Puffy = the envelope that the exchange stuff
comes in
RACK = Random Acts of Crochet Kindness
RDFC = Running, Ducking For Cover
REMA = Reading E-Mail Addiction
RH = Red Heart (brand of yarn)
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTM = Read the manual (or RTFAQ)
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom
Sig. = The signature on the bottom of your post.
Sightings = Anything that is seen or heard about our craft on
television, in movies or on the street.
SIL = Sister-in-law
SITD = Still In The Dark
Snail mail = mail delivered by post office
SNB = Stitch and Bitch, the book or a group that meets for stitching (and I guess, bitching)
SO = Significant other (boyfriend/girlfriend)
SS = Simply Soft (brand of yarn)
TAS = Thread Acquisition Syndrome
TBD OOTD = To Be Done One Of These Days
ThUD = The Usual Disclaimers
(not affiliated with the company mentioned)
ATUD = All the usual disclaimers
TIFN = That's It For Now
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now
TY = Thank You
UDO = Un-Designed Objects
UPGS = Unfinished Project Guilt Syndrome
URB = Un-Read Books
USO = Un-Started Object
WCS = WIP Completion Speed
WIP = Work in progress
WIM = Work in mind
WM = Wal-Mart
WTH = What The Heck
XS = Cross Stitch
YAS = Yarn Acquisition Syndrome
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary


I have to admit, I forget a good deal of these myself and end up typing out the whole phrase. But at least if I type "Thanks in advance", nobody thinks I am talking about a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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