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Old 04-23-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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what does FO mean
Could someone give me a list of the abbreviations useed here? The only one I know is ISO - in search of. Thanx.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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BRB -- be right back (used in chat mostly)
BTW -- By the way

dec -- decrease (decrease a stitch in your knitting, see basic techniques)

D(followed by another capitol letter) commonly refers to a relation, such as one's "Dear Son." So:
DB -- Dear brother/boss/other relation whose significance starts with 'B'
DBF -- Dear boyfriend
DD --Dear daughter
DDIL -- Dear daughter-in-law
DGD -- Dear granddaughter
DGS -- Dear grandson
DH -- Dear husband
DS -- Dear son
DSE -- Dear spousal equivalent
DSO -- Dear significant other
DW -- Dear wife
*D might also refer to another D word, depending on the mood of the poster...Darling, Darned, etc.

ETA -- Edited to Add (used in a post when someone goes in to edit their post later)
EZ -- Elizabeth Zimmermann, the renouned knitting teacher and author

FO -- Finished object (*related to UFO, Unfinished Object)
FROG -- Frog is used quite often when an item is ripped out. Comes from "rip it, rip it" sounding like ribbit. Incidently, I made our frogging emoticon, using the knitter emoticon as a base. I'm very proud of it.
FWIW -- For what it's worth

GMTA -- great minds think alike

HTH -- Hope this helps

inc -- increase (add a stitch in your knitting, see basic techniques section)
IMO -- In my opinion
IMHO -- In my humble opinion
IMHBUO -- In my humble (but unerring) opinion
IMNSHO -- In my not so humble opinion

K -- Knit
KH -- KnittingHelp.com
KIP -- Knitting in public
KP -- Knitpicks.com
KWIM -- Know what I mean?

LOL -- Laughing out loud (*see also ROFL)
LYS -- Local yarn shop

MIA -- Missing In Action (gone from the boards long enough to be noticed as missing)

OMG -- Oh My God/Goodness
OT -- off topic

PITA - Pain in the *ss
POV -- point of view
P -- Purl

ROFL -- Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLM*O -- Rolling on the floor laughing my asterisk off

SEX -- Stash enhancement (e)xpedition
SnB -- Stitch N B!tch (refers to an SnB group of people, or the book)
SO -- significant other

TIA -- Thanks in advance
TINK -- knit, spelled backwards, means to un-knit (frog)

UFO -- Unfinished object

WIP -- Work in progress
WOTA -- Wool of the Andes yarn (buying via that link or one of our ads supports this site, thanks!)
WYIF -- With yarn in front
WYIB -- With yarn in back

YO -- yarn over, an increase.

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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If you look at the sticky threads at the top of the general page, there's a thread with all those (& lots more) abbreviations.
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What does HO mean?
Originally Posted by princessbonniejane View Post
BRB -- be right back (used in chat mostly)
BTW -- By the way

dec -- decrease (decrease a stitch in your knitting, see basic techniques)

D(followed by another capitol letter) commonly refers to a relation, such as one's "Dear Son." So:
DB -- Dear brother/boss/other relation whose significance starts with 'B'
DBF -- Dear boyfriend
DD --Dear daughter
DDIL -- Dear daughter-in-law
DGD -- Dear granddaughter
DGS -- Dear grandson
DH -- Dear husband
DS -- Dear son
DSE -- Dear spousal equivalent
DSO -- Dear significant other
DW -- Dear wife
*D might also refer to another D word, depending on the mood of the poster...Darling, Darned, etc.

ETA -- Edited to Add (used in a post when someone goes in to edit their post later)
EZ -- Elizabeth Zimmermann, the renouned knitting teacher and author

FO -- Finished object (*related to UFO, Unfinished Object)
FROG -- Frog is used quite often when an item is ripped out. Comes from "rip it, rip it" sounding like ribbit. Incidently, I made our frogging emoticon, using the knitter emoticon as a base. I'm very proud of it.
FWIW -- For what it's worth

GMTA -- great minds think alike

HTH -- Hope this helps

inc -- increase (add a stitch in your knitting, see basic techniques section)
IMO -- In my opinion
IMHO -- In my humble opinion
IMHBUO -- In my humble (but unerring) opinion
IMNSHO -- In my not so humble opinion

K -- Knit
KH -- KnittingHelp.com
KIP -- Knitting in public
KP -- Knitpicks.com
KWIM -- Know what I mean?

LOL -- Laughing out loud (*see also ROFL)
LYS -- Local yarn shop

MIA -- Missing In Action (gone from the boards long enough to be noticed as missing)

OMG -- Oh My God/Goodness
OT -- off topic

PITA - Pain in the *ss
POV -- point of view
P -- Purl

ROFL -- Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLM*O -- Rolling on the floor laughing my asterisk off

SEX -- Stash enhancement (e)xpedition
SnB -- Stitch N B!tch (refers to an SnB group of people, or the book)
SO -- significant other

TIA -- Thanks in advance
TINK -- knit, spelled backwards, means to un-knit (frog)

UFO -- Unfinished object

WIP -- Work in progress
WOTA -- Wool of the Andes yarn (buying via that link or one of our ads supports this site, thanks!)
WYIF -- With yarn in front
WYIB -- With yarn in back

YO -- yarn over, an increase.
I saw a post where someone said the object was a HO not a FO, what is a HO ?
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I've been knitting for quite awhile and never heard of HO in relation to finished objects. However, I have heard of "yarn HO",
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I've been knitting for quite awhile and never heard of HO in relation to finished objects. However, I have heard of "yarn HO",
Jan, in my question I stated that the person said it's a HO "not" a FO and I figured they meant half object because it was one sock in picture they were referring to. Do you think they meant half object?
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Originally Posted by maggiescornerdotorg View Post
Jan, in my question I stated that the person said it's a HO "not" a FO and I figured they meant half object because it was one sock in picture they were referring to. Do you think they meant half object?
Well, that makes sense, but I've never heard it. Most people would just say UFO even referring to socks I think.
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