Have you ever received strange looks from people who are not highly fluent in Crochet lingo? I know I have.
We have our own secret language!
De- Stashing- Parting with some of your precious, precious yarn. For me not something I do easily. Try and get some of my yarn, I dare you!
Frog or Frogging- Undoing or ripping out your hard done work. Supposedly as it makes a ‘ribbit’ sound when you say it.
Hoth– Hot off the Hook
Hooker- Me! A proud Crocheter.
Yarn Barf- What my yarn usually looks like when I frog something (tangled mess). I always say I will wind as I go. But I know it won’t happen-
Yart- Which stands for, Yarn Aquisition, road trip. This is where you often drive a ridiculous distance to get one ball of yarn and come home with a car load.
These are just a sample of Crochet Lingo.
I often see posts online from people just starting their crochet journey, who are quite perplexed at what some of these words mean. I can understand how Newbies could feel, especially if you use the Urban Dictionary to try and help you out with some of these terms. If you want a laugh I suggest you take a look at some of the meanings (according to Urban Dictionary)
A Sample of what you get on Urban Dictionary
Hoth- The ice planet in The Empire strikes back where the rebels get their asses kicked by the empire.
Frogging- The act of going out on many dates to find your Prince.
That is the only one I would print on here. The other meanings are ‘R’ rated and I certainly hope people don’t think I am doing any of them, any time soon. Sure I may be frogging but I am not doing, THAT!
Yart– A slang word for Marijuana. (See this is why crocheters are getting strange looks)
Hooker- I simply refuse to type what the Urban Dictionary describes this one as. You will have to look yourself.
I openly admit to being a Hooker! And I am proud of it! But I am not what is described in the Urban Dictionary.
As you can see I am easily amused!
I also enjoy teasing Siri on my phone by asking her strange questions. Sometimes she seems to get annoyed with me. I asked for the definition of ‘Yarn Barf’ and she got quite snippy. Hardly my fault she doesn’t know!
I have to say that it seems understandable that at times I get strange looks, especially if people think I am a Marijuana smoking, Hooker who is performing several acts, that do not want describing. One of which is done in public. (According to the Urban Dictionary. Frogging. Remember, I said to look it up).