WIP Wednesday and Other Fun Acronyms

Happy WIP Wednesday!

Who doesn’t love a good alliteration like “WIP Wednesday”? WIP stands for “work in progress”, and this is one of those social media holidays, like Throwback Thursday. It’s a good day to be a crafter, and share your work with the world.

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Today, I’m working on this hat and matching mitts. I’m just about done with this project – all I’ve got left is one measly thumb to knit, a few ends to weave in, and a pretty little bow to complete the left mitt. In my world, pretty much everything needs a pretty little bow.

I’m always dreaming of ways to combine colors and textures in yarn. It feels more like painting when you mix materials together. These two blues in Berroco Noble and Quince & Co. Lark happened to spark my imagination last Friday as I was on my way out the door. It’s funny how inspiration strikes.

I made a similar hat a while back, but it was a bit small. It didn’t quite cover my ears. I’ve been itching to perfect it for some time (these yarns are heavenly-soft and not at all itchy, just to be clear), and I intend to write down a pattern for these gems in the near future. It’s been satisfyingly quick and easy. It’s the sort of project you might like to whip up while taking a break from a larger one.

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Berroco Noble and Quince & Co. Lark, bffs (best friends forever).

And while we’re on the subject of acronyms like WIP, may I share a few other yarn-related acronyms that you should all love and use? We use a lot of abbreviations in our knitting and crocheting patterns, but these ones go beyond the stitches.

LYS: Local Yarn Store

KAL / CAL: Knit-Along / Crochet-Along

KIP / CIP: Knitting in Public / Crocheting in Public

HOTN / HOTH: Hot Off the Needles / Hot Off the Hook

UFO / FO: Unfinished Object / Finished Object

BFL: Blue-Faced Leicester, a breed of sheep

WPI: Wraps Per Inch, a measurement of yarn weight

EZ: Elizabeth Zimmerman, a revolutionary and beloved knitting designer and teacher

That’s all, folks! What are you working on this WIP Wednesday?

Written by Lauren Chesis

Lauren Chesis

3 Comments on “WIP Wednesday and Other Fun Acronyms

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