Monthly Archives: December 2010

In Which I Review a Knitting App

This one, in fact: Yarn U

I have an awful lot of knitting related apps on my iPod.  A. Lot.  And of those, guess how many I actually use?  Maybe one, when I remember to.

But I think this one might actually be useful. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a yarn store, and after 4 years of being an active knitter, am still too dumb to read and understand a ball band  (If you can actually understand how a ball band relates to real life, please give me a holler!).  If it doesn’t specifically say, “this yarn is this weight, and it will look like this when you’re done with it, and it will be splitty so please be careful,” then I’m pretty much out.

Yarn U is a collection of descriptions and pictures for over 100 different yarns.  It gives basic information, honest reviews, and great pictures.  This is one that I will pull out in the yarn store when I’m yarn shopping, and don’t want to run home to search Ravelry before I make a decision (um, like you haven’t done it!).  Hopefully, more yarns will be added as the app is updated, because there are still a few other yarns I would like to see.  But I am very excited about this app, and sincerely recommend it to all of my yarnie readers!

(Side Note: Fabric U, its companion app for sewers, is also fantastic!)

In Which I Wish I Hadn’t Accepted the Challenge

I’m not going to say FOR SURE that I’ve lost the feeling in my hands.  Or my mind.  Or that I blew through about ten band-aids trying to rig a finger pillow, after the pad of my finger started to split and bruise along one of the lines of my finger print (I know, right???).  Or that I just misspelled Baid-Aid on the first try, or that I accidentally typed “fillow” instead of finger pillow.  I’m just going to say that all of these things are likely.

In Which the Challenge is Accepted

In the next 48 hours, I have two exams (one in which I have to remember 15 chapters worth of business-related terminology.  Yeah right), and have to finish knitting three Christmas gifts (one in which involves sewing a dress for a doll.  Yeah right.).  After which, I have to pack, move home, bake cookies with my mom, and finish another Christmas gift (this one involves bitch slapping the curse of the boyfriend sweater in the face), before Sunday.  After Sunday, I have to knit and block two scarves by Christmas, or else face two very disappointed grandmothers.

 

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!!!

It Which I Can’t Promise This Will Be the Last Post Like This

You guys, weaves take forever.

Hard week for both of us. I have finals, she has a crochet hook perpetually penetrating her scalp.

You’re going to have to forgive the web cam pictures.  It’s finals week, and therefore one of the few fun things I have left.