A blog specifically set up to record Knitters' abbreviations, acronyms and commonly used terms. Please feel free to comment or suggest additions, etc. Also includes a list of general net speak.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Joan's Photo (SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)

This is the last day of the KnitSpeak competition and there's another entry, this time from Joan, who has chosen to depict SABLE and I have to say, I think this photo depicts it rather well.

Joan says she is a yarnoholic and, in case you're not convinced, take a look at her other photos which show the rest of her stash! You can see them here and, also, here! Thanks, Joan!

I now need to put all of the photos into a gallery in the sidebar so that the winning photo can be chosen. Watch this space!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Three More Photos - Frogging, WIP & Swatch

Three more photos have been submitted for the KnitSpeak competition. The first, below, is from Anne and depicts frogging.

Then we have two photos from Rachel, WIP below . . . . .

. . . . . and, on the right, Swatch. Thanks, Anne and Rachel! Don't forget that the deadline is the 31st October and then the winner of the 400g of Hip Knits silk will be decided.

Thanks also go to Beverley who has suggested some new terms (which have now been added to the list) that she picked up from a new knitting board that she's joined. These are TOAD - Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust and NTINAMY - Not Than I Need Any More Yarn. One for the general internet speak list as well is WOMBAT - Waste Of Money, Brains And Talent!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ra's photo (KIP - Knitting In Public)

KnitSpeak has received the photo below from Ra as our next submission in the competition. Here we have another variation on knitting in public.

Apparently, the photo was taken at Welford Road, home of the Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club, before kick off on Friday night. Ra said that the match wasn't as good as the knitting as there was a bad-tempered draw, two players sent off and two sin binned (one of each from each team)! Many thanks, Ra, for submitting this great photo!

We've had such wonderful photos, I think it's going to be really difficult to choose a winner! Anyway, if you still wish to enter, you'd better get your skates on, guys, because the deadline has now been set for the end of October. There is good news, too, in that Kerrie of Hip Knits has noticed the KnitSpeak competition whilst blog browsing and has very generously offered to share the cost of the Hip Knits silk with me so this means that instead of 300g of silk for the winner, the prize will now be 200g from Kerrie and 200g from me making enough for a full size clapotis! Not only that but Kerrie has also offered to custom dye the silk to the winner's choice of colourway. Isn't that fantastic!? Thank you very much, Kerrie!

So, get those cameras clicking, folks. Remember, you can submit a photo to illustrate any of the terms in the list and you are allowed as many entries as you like. If someone else has submitted a photo for a particular term, that doesn't stop you from submitting one, too, as long as no one person submits photos for the same term more than once.

Thanks also to Beverley for sending me some new terms to add to the KnitSpeak list. I will mention these in my next post and add them to the list. KnitSpeak is always glad to receive new acronyms and terminology, etc, to add to its list as preserving these for posterity is what it's all about!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Anne's Photo (KIP - Knitting In Public)

I was really pleased to receive this photo from Anne as our next submission in the Knitspeak competition. Anne has taken her knitting to new heights of reverence by knitting in church to illustrate KIP! Anne comments that she has also been known to kip while knitting although not usually while knitting in public! What a great photo! Thanks, Anne!

Well, having just finished a clapotis in Hipknits Silk, I realise that one skein is not going to go a long way. It would also be nice to encourage a few more photos so to tempt you generous people into submitting photos, I've decided that the prize will be enough Hipknits Silk to make a fairly decent sized clapotis. In other words, three skeins! So, come on guys, get those cameras clicking!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Mary's Photo (SABLE - Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy)

Knitspeak has received another illustration of SABLE (this time from Mary). Thank you very much, Mary, for submitting the fantastic depiction below of Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy!

I think Mary must have enough stash here to start a shop and, yet, she tells us that this is only the tip of the iceberg, being only part of her visible stash, and that her loft is also fairly well insulated with yarn!

What I propose to do is to wait until we get a few more photos (I was hoping for about ten) and then organise a UKHK poll to choose the winner. So, please, keep those photos rolling in! How about one of SEX? No, really, I don't mean of the nuptial type - I mean as in Stash Enhancement eXpedition. A photo of you returning from your favourite LYS, perhaps, on your knees because you're so laden with bags of yummy yarny goodness. Inventiveness is allowed so, please, don't be afraid to be liberal with the creative use of your favourite photo editor! The main objective is to illustrate one of the terms in a photo.