Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Two Wednesday Sknitters Speak Knitish!

Sknitters!  You have heard of that...right? 

As a Texas Linguist and a NoVice Knitter, I sometimes have to make my own sense of knitting terms.  Like Steeks, Nupes, Tinks and other foreign words and abbreviations that have me searching through my 'KnitAid' guide. 

Those words flow out of the mouths of the 'Other Three' as if they think they are speaking English!

I'm clueless sometimes when the 'Other Three' speak what I call Knitish.

So I just sit and knit and say, "UhHuh and FerSure" and look like a BobbleHead wearin' Stitch Marker earrings!

Sometimes I  add to the conversation with a few SuNitWit's.  Like Strang, Slippery Stitch, TieOn, Sknitter and S2CPO (slide2chocolate pieces over)!

Pfffffuh!  I'm so with the Knitish!  NOT!!!

That's why I'm so Glad...Happy...Thankful...and downright Grateful to have SusanB as my Sknitter!  She always knows when I don't know!  I don't know how she knows I don't know.  I guess it could be that my BobbleHead is bobbling UhUh instead of UhHuh!  Anyway, she patiently explains that Tink is Knit spelled backwards and what you do when you FrogIt.  Huh?

And she just Smiles and explains that Gretchen likes her Steak Steeks knitted to perfection and that I should stop sucking air when she starts Tinking/Frogging the Steeking for the ????? time.  Then today, when it was just us Two Sknitters, she patiently pointed out that she had replaced the Nupes with Beads on her Advent Scarf.  I must have been Bobbling cause she went on to explain that Nupes were Bumps....made on purpose...and not Knitish for Nope!

Doesn't Susan have a pretty smile?  I mean she was SMILEing while wearing that Homespun Scarf I knitted for her Birthday while I snapped photos, rearranged the table, the flowers, the yarn, the presents, ate the chocolate and sipped diet coke. 
Finally, she said...smiling..."Do you think we need the fan on?" 
 It was 80 something today! 
Perfect weather for a worsted weight scarf! 

 Now to the 'Sweater Challenge'.   Just look at Susan's gorgeous cables!  She's been a bit concerned about posting each week with what she tinks thinks doesn't look like much progress.

So, just to show everyone the Sknitterness of this project, I thought seeing all the Pink TieOns MarkOffs, the Blue Strang Yarn Cakes and the Skins Skeins would give Ya'll an idea of what a Challenge this sweater really is. 

I mean why else would you put big X's on the back of a sweater unless you wanted to point out the difficulty of the background Slippery Stitch!

Well, that brings me to SuKnitWitty's Sweater where the Challenge is to fit what was once a Square Sleeve into a Round ArmHole, but is now a Round Sleeve to fit into a Square Arm Slit Slot Spot Thingie!

I know Ya'll understood every word of that Knitish and will be anxiously awaiting the Tutorial.
I'll post that in a few days....I need to consult with my Sknitter Advisor Susan at Seduced by Yarn about the Thingie!

For the rest of this Wednesday Sknitter Post, I'd like to introduce you to a New Challenge Member!

Ooops!  I should have said New Challenge Members Project!  Seems she lost her head, but found this amazing Strang Yarn which she describes as...

The yarn is custom dyed yarn from Prism Yarns.  The name is Wild Stuff Half and contents are rayon, cotton, nylon, kid mohair, bamboo, tencel wool, alpaca, poly. 
 I am making a scarf and it will be one of a kind as the yarn texture, gauge, etc changes as you go. 
Great fun to work with.

Tell Susan Hi and Happy Birthday!
(Her Strang Name)

Next week, Gina will be back with us and we are looking forward to the possibility of GG from Firefly Cottage joining us here in Real Life, as she is planning a trip to Our Town.

Gretchen will be OOT (out of town) and SOHO (steeking on her own) for several weeks.  We will sure MISS her, and hope she posts on her blog The Yarn Sleuth.

If you would like to JOIN us this week it's the SAME as LAST week.  Leave your URL in the Comment Box and I will SuLINKY up with YOU!


  1. I need a Susan : )

  2. Love how you 'splain all that knitterly language! I'll be using the S2CPO a lot today as I knit some swatches for the Master Knitter program.

    oh, and here's my linky for this week

  3. Yes, that Susan knows! We should start a search engine called 'Ask Susan', don't you think?
    I almost finished my Hourglass sweater and ran out of yarn! Ordered more, but it will be too hot to wear it by then ;(. Oh well . . .

  4. Would love to be able to join you. The scarf is finished and a picture will come soon. Next project is a lace bookmark. Susan, I hope you had a great birthday.


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