Sunday, Oct 7. Shownotes episode 17: Crunch Time
Today’s segments include: noteworthy, drafting, fully drafted, ipad musings and five favorite things. Let’s knit together!
Our knitalongs are finished! Prizes
Watch the podcast to see if you won a prize!
New cast on, PB & J by Cookie A, in Lorna’s Laces Solemate colorway Boysenberry Jam, on a size 1/2.25mm addi lace turbo. I’m knitting the small. Slow going but very interesting pattern.
Hyla Brook by Paula! I’m knitting mine out of Fiberphile Super Squish Sock in the colorway Shadow Lake (one of my precious skeins), on a size 6/4.0mm signature needle. I have a dilemma with this. I went with my gut and what everyone else said and kept on knitting. I worked on it last night at First Thursday fiber arts.
Vanilla socks in Vesper colorway Sorbet Redux. 72 sts. top down with an afterthought heel on a size 0/2.0mm needle.
My september club project, Wendy Johnson’s Ribbed Ribbon socks in Tempted Lil’ Luxe Girl in a colorway she dyed just for me! Knit on size 1/2.25mm addi lace turbo. For SKA all knit with Red KAL.
Hexipuffs: Red Spotted Purple Butterfly, and I’m contrasting with orange, yellow, purple, and red.
iPad musings: One of the things that has frustrated me on the iPad is knitting from patterns online such as patterns from knitty. With skew, I had to bring the pattern up on my browser, but if I was in a place without wifi, I had to bring it up on iPhone instead.
Last night, I got an email from the evernote app with an announcement that they are doing a knitalong. Intrigued, I went to their site to see what it was all about. Most of the suggestions for how to use evernote in my knitting were not very useful because they are things I can do on ravelry more easily (list of current projects, list of needles, etc.) However, there was mention of clipping webpages to evernote so that you can view them offline. Ah ha! What a very useful idea!
It wasn’t as easy as it first seemed, but the easiest way to clip a webpage to evernote is to open the app, paste the URL, open the URL, and then push the action button and it allows you to clip it to evernote. I am going to use this for all of my knitty patterns! Also, I’m going to use it for recipes!
Speaking of evernote, let me tell you a few other things I use the app for. Evernote is a free notetaking app that synchs on every device. This is one of the coolest features of the app. When I take notes at a conference and then if an idea for an article or a citation has come to me from that presentation, I can easily access the note on my computer. The other features I really like that the app has is the audio recording and camera. You can record audio or take pictures and it goes directly into your note. To me, this is one of the biggest advantages of using the iPad for notetaking. If there is an important slide in the presentation, I can take a picture of it and have it right there with my note, which is something I would never do on a laptop.
five favorite things
- Wendy Johnson’s patterns in Socks from the Toe Up
- The Big Bang Theory
- Google plus
- Board game: Twilight Imperium
- iOS update and the new podcasts app
So wherever you travel, don’t forget your knitting, and engage your creative process!