Yesterday I got a new app for my iPad. It’s a knitting app, and it is designed specifically for the iPad: Knitting & Crocheting HD by Pocket Cocktails Inc.
It is a very comprehensive resource for all sorts of knitting and crochet topics. I took some screen captures of the menus. The Getting Started menu:
If you click on the photos, you can enlarge them to actually read the menu.
This is the “Basics” menu that leads to step-by-step instructions and “how-tos”:
Not all of the menu items are visible on the screen — you can scroll down through each menu with the flick of a finger. There is a section of different stitch patterns.
When you select an item, it takes you to knitting instructions. And here is the menu for finishing techniques.
This is not an all-inclusive look at all the menu items, but enough to give you an idea of what’s available. There is also an excellent search function within the app, the ability to zoom in on a page, and switch from landscape to portrait mode and back, and more, including some patterns from projects.
The how-to photos are very clear with good text explanations accompanying them.
There is more info about this app in the iTunes store here. There are more screen shots there, so you can get a better feel for what’s included in the app.
It looks to me like a good resource with lots of great basic information. The price is $4.99 (and it looks like that is a special “launch” price) — way less than you would spend on a book that contains all the information here.
Speaking of my iPad, I ordered a Zagg InvisibleShield for it — I got the front coverage shield only because I have a case for it. I have a Zagg shield for my Droid phone as well. They make screen protectors for pretty much every electronic device you can think of. I highly recommend them for devices with a touch screen. While they can be a little fiddly to install, they really do an outstanding job of protecting the screen and keeping it scratch-free.
The other fun thing I wanted to show you is this:
This is a little doo-hicky my friend Muriel (she is part of the Tempted Yarn family — she’s Stacy’s sister) made for me (okay, I have three of them).
It’s a stitch marker that has a separate long wire attached with a lobster claw clasp. You remove the long bit and place your barrel row counter on it, then slip the marker on your needle to mark the beginning of your round in circular needle. Isn’t that slick?
Muriel’s regular stitch markers are available for sale in the Tempted Etsy shop. I asked her if she was planning on making these clever little devices available there and she said she might do special orders.
It’s a long weekend here in the U.S. Wheeeeee!
“I want a catnip app for the iPad.”