The secret language of knitters
Posted December 18, 2008on:
As I worked on my scarf at SnB last night, I was struck by this secret code language that knitters have. If you were listening in you would have heard people talking about:
DPN’s or double point needles – Not some sort of weird device that nurses use for injections.
Knitting around – No one was singing Row Row Your Boat while knitting.
Chain – This has nothing to do with metal (although I’ve seen a knitting book about using wire instead of yarn) or anything kinky.
Dropped stitch – Don’t worry! The little weird animal/thing from the movie did not land on the floor at any time.
Hole – Well…this is pretty much what it sounds like.
Place marker – While I’ve been known to be tidy to the point of ridiculous, this has nothing to do with putting permanent markers in a row.
Frogged – We weren’t playing Frogger.
Ripped – Nothing was torn apart.
Tinked – No fairies or Julia Roberts were harmed.
Addi Turbos – It may sound like some sort of exotic racing car, but it’s not.
Interchangeable cables – Hmmm…this is another one that does kind of sound like what it is.
Felting – This really does sound potentially x-rated. Trust me, it isn’t.
Like many things, knitting has it’s own language. Fellow knitters can tell each other from the unwashed masses by this secret code.
Oh…my scarf is coming along. Still no pictures.