Take for example, frogging. I wondered what a little green bug eater had to do with the fiber arts. Imagine my surprise when I realized that it means to pull out your yarn to undo stitches and, if you are unlucky, to undo rows. I had always called it *!%*&@!. Still, why Frog and not just Rip? Well, the Ravelry lexicon says frogging happens when you rip out your stitches, i.e., rip-it, rip- it, rip-it. And any items waiting to be frogged hang out in the frog pond. HaHa.
In the forums, there also is a lot of lingo bandied about:
- FO (Finished Object), the holy grail
- Muggle (non-knitter), which I daresay applies equally to all those non-crocheters out there.
- NoTN (Not On The Needles) which perhaps reflects those moments when we are without our hooks or needles (like when we're working, cooking, cleaning, etc!). Maybe there should be a NoTH (Not on The Hook) for crocheters like me but Law and Order fans might confuse this with talk of Chris Noth (detective Mike Logan).
- OTH (On The Hooks) or OTN (On The Needles), where, I suspect, "life" happens for most of us
- UFO (unfinished object), a stop over in that journey in search of the holy grail