Wednesday, 27 February 2013
an app for knitters
I am obsessed with my phone. It's official. I'm always checking it. I'm watching TV, what's occurring on Twitter. I'm cooking, let me just refresh my Facebook feed. Something exciting just happened in real life, got to tweet it. With an Instagrammed photo. Duh. That sunset isn't going to upload itself with a filter that makes it look like I took it in the 1970s.
Don't even start me on emojis.
And of course, apps go hand in hand with this addiction. Flow. Bloglovin. Tumblr. Email. Spotify. Pinterest (On MY phone? Stupidest idea ever. Do you not want me to do anything else ever, universe?)
I just discovered this app that I have to share. It's perfect for the 21st Century knitter. That's me! It's called 'knit'.
Yep. Yeah, it is.
Basically, it is a row and stitch counter for the knitter who is incompetent when it comes to actually keeping track of how many rows completed. As you knit more complex things, this app is a Godsend.
To begin with, I was sceptical. I downloaded it and was slightly overwhelmed by the icon with a cartoon sheep on it and the large amount of kittens there are appeared on screen while using it, but I soon embraced those quirky elements and fell in love.
I've read reviews saying it's complicated to use, but I honestly think it's super easy.
Now I've started using it, I haven't looked back. I cannot imagining knitting without it. Sure, it drains a lot of battery but it works a treat. My battery life is pretty rubbish anyway considering how many apps I like to use at once...
There I was! Tracking my progress of completing Rita the Raccoon.
Best thing about this app is that it's free. That's a given if I've reviewed it. I don't buy apps on principle/insufficient funds.