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NOTE: These may be in all capital letters or in all lower case letters or a combination of them and may be preceded and/or followed by symbols such as an asterisk (*), tilde (~), less/greater than (</>), brackets ( [ / ] ), etc. Please remember that in some chats/groups, typing (talking online) in complete sentences in all capital letters may be considered the same as shouting/yelling/hollering would in real life and it's not considered as proper netiquette to do so (unless you're really upset, that is). If you're in a hurry, please use all lower case letters instead of all caps unless you want to be viewed as shouting.
- What are craft abbreviations/acronymns for online chats/groups?
AA = Annie's Attic
AS = Acquisition Syndrome
ASN = American School of Needlework
BAS = Book Acquisition Syndrome
BF = Boy/Best Friend
BHG = Better Homes and Gardens
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BTW = By The Way
CC or C&C= Coats & Clark
CGOA = Crochet Guild Of America
CP = Crochet Partners
CYCA = Craft Yarn Council of America
DD = Dear Daughter
DH = Dear Husband/Darling Husband/D(word of your choice, depending on your mood) Husband
DIL = Daughter-In-Law
DS = Dear Son
FIL = Father-In-Law
Frog, Frogging, Frog Stitch = To take out stitches (i.e. Rip it, rip it, rip it)
FUFO = Finished Un-Finished Object
FYI = For Your Information
GF = Girl Friend
HAS = Hook Acquisition Syndrome
HL = Hobby Lobby
HOWB = House Of White Birches
HTH = Hope This (That) Helps
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRC = Internet Relay Chat
ISO = In Search Of
L = Laugh
LA = Leisure Arts
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
LOL = Laugh(ing) Out Loud
MM = Mary Maxim
MIL = Mother In Law
OT = Off Topic
PAS = Pattern Acquisition Syndrome
PC = Plastic Canvas (or Politically Correct, depending on the chat/group)
PLS = Please
PIGS = Projects In Grocery Sacks/Bags
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off
S = Smile
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom/Mother
sig = signature
SIL = Sister/Son In Law
SO = Significant Other
THKS or THX = Thanks
ThUD = The Usual Disclaimer(s) Apply (not affiliated with the company mentioned/listed)
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TTYL = Talk To You Later
UFO = Un-Finished Object
WIP = Work In Progress
WM = Wal-Mart
XS = Cross Stitch
YAS = Yarn Acquisition Syndrome
YW = You're Welcome
NOTE: IMO (and it's only MY opinion for whatever that may be worth *LOL*), there is no right or wrong way to hold a hook - it's a matter of preference and what works best for YOU. You may want to do some searching online for different ways to hold a crochet and/or afghan hook and try them out. In the long run, if the way you hold the hook works for YOU and allows you to crochet without causing any actual pain and/or physical damage/injury, then do it without worrying about what someone else calls the right or wrong way.Here are some links for more information/help on how to hold a crochet hook for those who want to take a look:
Val's Tips For Holding the MoEZ Hook:
- How do I hold a crochet and/or MoEZ hook?
If you are holding the hook all the way to the end you won't lose stitches at that end. As far as the hook end goes, here's a couple tips. When I am going right to left (Opposite for you lefties) I put my thumb just left of the vertical that I am about to go under, it slides under my thumb with the nail holding the vertical out of the way. Going from left to right I hold the afghan between the next 2 stitches (after I yarn over) so when I pull the loops off the hook I am only taking off the 2 loops right by my thumb, 1 to the left of it and 1 to the right of it. It helps to keep those extra loops from following by mistake. Everyone knows that this type of crochet is done "overhand," right? Underhand, I'm afraid, would be a real killer. If you do it overhand, it pretty much balances itself with the counter balance of the afghan weight.
I hold the hook "overhand" with my thumb resting against the side of the hook that faces me, my fingers loosely drape over the hook so the hook fits up inside my hand. At first I have to hold the hook a little tighter until I get some weight on it. Once you have some weight to "counter balance" the hook, you can loosen your grip.
By overhand crocheting, I mean your hand on top not under the hook. Some people have learned to crochet like holding a utensil (a fork or spoon) and this is not going to let the gravity work with you; it will work against you and make things more difficult, but whatever is comfortable for you will work for you. Hope this helps.-- Val
A "Nostepinne" or "nostepinde" is a Scandinavin word that means "nest-stick." It's a tool used to wind a center-pull yarn ball. For more information about how to use one, try reading the information available here.
- What is a Nostepinne/Nostepinde?
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