crafting, Uncategorized

The More You Know

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!!

Today is such a fantastic day! I have been working on getting some new crafting supplies in the craft area. I have ordered a couple of things and I am so excited to get them in and start reviews on each one.

Today, however, I wanted to address some questions that I have noticed throughout Social Media. I will do so, by breaking things down into categories.

Crochet:

The biggest questions I have noticed is people asking what some of the acronyms that others use means. So, let’s begin.

HOTH: Hot of The Hook basically, they just got done working flipping hard on a project and they are proud. Rightfully so, and I absolutely love the pictures!

FROG or FROGGING: This means that a poor soul has been unfortunately forced to rip out stitches to fix a mistake. This is a tragedy and the person definitely needs our support and encouragement. Also, if you have a great sympathy emoji, feel free to share. 🙂 The name comes from others saying that they had to rip it, it sounds like ribbit, like the sound that frogs make.

WIP: Work In Progress, this a project that someone is working on. They are super excited about working on their project and are wanting to share what they have accomplished so far.

Be on the lookout in the future for a post that discusses reading written patterns. I will be talking about what things mean and how to understand what the creator is asking you to do.

HOOKER: This term tends to ruffle some feathers from those who do not know what this loving term means. The tool we use to crochet is called a hook, when we use this hook to crochet, we are hookers. It is a funny term meaning that we are crocheters.

Paper

STAMPER: This is a term used for the amazing paper crafter that uses stamps. I love this term because I love to stamp. This is a term however, that a lot of people have asked about.

SNIPS: This is a term used for scissors. Not all that interesting, but surprisingly, a lot of people have asked what snips were.

There aren’t too many terms associated with paper crafting that I have seen too many questions about. I did want to include this section because these two are surprisingly popular and I wanted to give people a place to look to understand these terms.

All of these terms have been used very frequently on social media. I thought I would talk about it. I have never used these terms, but I completely understand their use. I also understand others frustrations in not knowing what they mean.

The world is ever changing, Social Media is a huge part of that. Our youth is beginning to see the awesomeness that is crafting. There are Facebook pages for crafting that have nearly a million followers. Most of those followers are youth. Most of that youth talk in a very different way than I. So, having a bit of a cheat sheet is helpful. Keeping up with them and joining in using some of those phrases might help keep them engaged in crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share. There is still time to enter the contest on my Facebook page! Make sure you stop by and leave your picture comment of your favorite project. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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