Saturday, July 7, 2012

Knitter Jargon

According to Wikipedia (the librarian in me just cringed, I kid you not), jargon is defined as esoteric but precisely defined terminology used for ease of communication between specialists in a given field, whereas a buzzword (which often develops from the appropriation of technical jargon) is often used in a more general way, inaccurately or inappropriately.  Whether you call it jargon or a buzzword, the point is that - as Knitters - there are words in our craft that carry a special weight, a special meaning.  Kinnearing.  Wildfire Patterns.  Ravatar.

When I settled on my next project, I realized it tapped into some of the MAJOR knitterly jargon.  Words that MEAN something, you know?

Advanced.  Shetland.  Gossamer (!!!). 


Happy Knitting, Everyone!


sapphireblue said...

That looks really complicated. I can't wait to see your work in progress.

Mrhide said...

Gossamer ...

yeah I'm not even gonna go there!

Maryse said...

That looks like a lot of work! That will be gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Ouch... If you thought your green scarf was tedious !