If you do any kind of yarn crafts at all, you might know about two odd-sounding phrases.
For those who don’t know, or if you’re new to yarn crafts, let me explain a little bit.
Frogs, toads, and the like make a ribbit sound. When you make a mistake or the pattern isn’t working or the yarn isn’t right for that pattern, you rip it. It sounds a lot like the sound a frog makes, rip-it. Pulling back/unraveling a project is said to be frogging it.
This one is sometimes scary. I experienced it just two days ago. Yarn chicken is not a chicken made out of yarn. (Though there are some cute amigurumi chicken patterns available.) No. Yarn chicken is when you think you might not have enough arn left to finish your project without buying more, but you keep going. Sometimes you win. Simetimes you lose. Two days ago, I lost. But the project was large enough that I can call it done and it’s fine.
A Few Other Terms
HOTH/HOTN: Hot off the hook/hot off the needles – a project you just finished
WIP – work in progress
UFO – unfinished object
CAL/KAL/MAL/SAL – crochet-along, knit-along, make-along, stitch-along
I’m sure there are other terms that I’m not remembering at the moment, so if there’s something you don’t know, leave a question in the comments.