Wednesday, 24 February 2010

I love my iPhone apps

I recently joined the "I love my iPhone" group on Ravelry and tonight I excitedly lost myself in a thread where people were sharing screen grabs of their homepages. It's a great way to see what apps other knitters are into.
I've subsequently discovered and downloaded the following apps:
• ConvertKnit - this is the first app that I have paid for ($1.99 AUD) and at a glance I'd say it is worth every cent. It has needle size conversions and a needle gauge, yarn ply conversions and a meterage to yardage conversion. I like that you can set your default units too.
• KnitCounter Lite - I haven't really had a chance to test this one out yet but I'm already thinking of upgrading to the full version so that I can count stitches/rows/increases on multiple projects (in the Lite version you can only have one project on the go at a time). I'll report back once I've road tested this a bit more.
• Needles - a free app to keep track of your knitting needles. Works really well, and is free after all, but there are a couple of things that bug me... Firstly, although you can enter needle lengths in metric units when you go back to view the list of needles they are displayed in inches. Secondly, the sizes and lengths of needles in the metric are direct conversions from the imperial rather than true metric sizes (eg. 40.64 is the metric size rather than a nice tidy 40cm). Also there is no 30cm length in the circulars section. Also it would be handy to include crochet hooks too. And the store locator only caters for the north American market (but us Aussies can use Ravelry's yarnphone for this). All this aside, I have already added all of my needles and am sure it will come in very handy.

Also learnt how to take a screen grab on my iPhone; hold down the home button and press the sleep button!

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