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Dawn
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« on: April 14, 2005 05:53:55 PM »

So, this is a word/term that one hears quite a lot around here.  For a long time I assumed it was the name of a chain of knitting and/or craft stores in the States (I'm in Canada).  Then today a brand-new crazy idea occurred to me: could it actually be an acronym for "Local Yarn Store"? Please let me in on the secret of LYS! I'm dying to know!
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005 05:57:39 PM »

You guessed it!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005 06:08:19 PM »

Perhaps Melidomi will add this to the "KNITTING FAQ - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING" thread?  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005 06:47:44 PM »

HAHAhA! on the one hand I'm kind of embarrased, on the other hand, pleased that I guessed it  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005 07:23:37 AM »

Don't feel embarrassed, we were all n00bs with the terms at some point. Smiley

We have our own little language sometimes. My husband still gets a chuckle each time I am muttering about something I am forced to frog (rip out).

You might like to have a look at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29756.0,

It contains quite a few of the terms we use most commonly, including lys, frog, wip, ufo and many others Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005 09:41:57 AM »

Don't feel embarrassed, we were all n00bs with the terms at some point. Smiley

We have our own little language sometimes. My husband still gets a chuckle each time I am muttering about something I am forced to frog (rip out).

You might like to have a look at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29756.0,

It contains quite a few of the terms we use most commonly, including lys, frog, wip, ufo and many others Smiley

I definitely need to read that... ;-)  I posted something the other day in Knitting & said flog instead of frog.   Shocked  gave everyone a good laugh.  Hrm.  Tongue  You guys definitely have a language all your own... I think it should be included with Spanish, French, etc.  Cheesy  You are bilingual!
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2005 04:11:12 PM »

Dawn, don't feel bad i thought the same thing (that it is a chain) until the other night the light clicked in my head that said hey that has to mean local yarn store. so i looked it up in the list provided here in the discussion area and sure enough. i am glad to see i am not the only one out there who thought this.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2005 04:25:03 PM »

What a great thread!!!   I still tease a friend of mine who was going over pattern with us gals during coffee when she came upon "yo."  She is in her mid-50s and said yo.  Then asked what the heck yop meant.  We had a great laugh and I love to tell her that I am knitting, yo. 

Don't worry she has plenty to tease me about too!   

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2005 05:57:23 PM »

I spent a lot of time working out what some of our knitting language meant too!  I don't have many other knitters around and craftster has become sort of a knitting group for me (aw).  If I had other people to talk knitting with, maybe i wouldn't have had to figure out for myself what "frog" meant (i knew it referred to un-doing knitting but it took a LONG time to catch WHY it was called "frogging"), or what "tink"ing was, or what LYS was...  However, it was a total lightbulb moment when I finally got it!! 
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005 11:32:12 AM »

Exactly, if you're used to being the only knitter, you tend to get a bit lost when you suddenly stumble upon a whole group of them!
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