Friday, November 4, 2011

An FO Friday Giveaway

    My most recent finished object is not a hand knit, but it is knitting-related, and it is a giveaway for one of you lucky knitting addicts!
   It is a circular needle holder created from the 
pattern in Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook.

I must admit that I don't sew, and I had some help with this.  But I did get to have all the fun of choosing fabric, doing the finishing work such as sewing on buttons, and creating the iron-on labels.  There is a slot for each circular needle size US 0 through US 17.  I have one of these holders myself, and I find it very handy.  Now I would like to give this one away in a random drawing.

The Contest:
It is kind of a silly contest!  I recently upgraded to a smartphone and I would like to hear suggestions from all of you about your favorite apps.  Don't worry about it if you don't have a smartphone.  You can still have a chance to win by leaving me a comment.  

I've downloaded a few apps but I would like to learn about more.  Are there any knitting-related apps you've found?  What else do you use?  Are there helpful apps for fitness, organizing finances, photography, and/or fun games?  So far I've downloaded just a few.  I'm using MapMyFITNESS to track my marathon training runs.  I'm just a little bit addicted to Words With Friends, and I may have skipped breakfast this morning because I was too busy playing Angry Birds!  Which is weird because I'm usually not much of a video game person.  Anyways, that is just to let you know that I am interested in any variety of apps.  

For a chance to win the knitting needle holder, leave a comment on this post by midnight next Friday, November 10th.  You can tell me about your favorite smartphone app, or tell me why you would like to win the needle holder, or even just say hello!  I will use a random number generator to pick a winner next weekend.

Edited to add:  Oops!  I posted in the wee hours and forgot to link back to Tami's Amis.  So, here you go:  check out all the lovely FO's!


  1. I like Endomondo and Myfitnesspal when it comes to apps. I also use flickr quite a lot for my photography. It sounds like you and I have similar tastes :)

    ooh and pintrest! But if you're not already on that website I'd tell you to steer clear, it's VERY addictive! Especially if you're into crafting.

  2. Well... those apps depend a bit on what kind of smartphone you have.
    I love the SlideIT keyboard, because it lets you draw the words on your normal keyboard with your finger instead of tapping each letter individually. I love the neon line that appears as you draw, and for me this way of typing is much quicker!

    And another find I just love: Good News Feed reader is a neat and fast RSS - Reader that, in my opinion, is better than the original Google Reader on my smartphone.

  3. I love Words with Friends too! Username is supertinks if you ever fancy a game.

    Doodlejump is another great and addictive platform game I have.

    I have a free knitting counter app called "Knit Counter" which is pretty handy.

    I have the flickr app but rarely use it, but Quickpic is essential on my iPhone so I can upload photos to Ravelry! Instagram is also lots of fun.

    The Google app is good for doing google searches with photographs of things you take.

    BlogPress is the app I use to post to my Blogger blog when I'm out and about (don't use it much though).

    The ebay app is awesome, if you do any shopping there at all. Ditto Amazon.

    Phew, that's probably enough for now!

  4. I agree with most of the apps mentioned. The Knit Counter one is good, and Lion Brand Yarn have an app to view their patterns. I am also a big fan of pinterest, but probably the most used app on my phone is Twitter, and I am starting to use tumblr a bit more too. :)

  5. I don't knit, but I do love apps! I use Stitchcounter on my iPod, and if you're looking for a game just as addictive as Angry Birds, I recommend DropZap. Good Reader is also brilliant for keeping your patterns in, saving on printing costs, and I find the eBay app very good for shopping. On my phone (Android), I wouldn't be without my Adobe acrobat reader, or my Twitter app. Shazam is also great for when you just HAVE to know what that song was!

    Hope you have fun with it :)

  6. I don't have a smart phone but if I did I would definitely get the Kindle app (or any app that allows me to read books on my phone). It probably isn't great for reading, but in a pinch at least you would always have a "book" with you.

  7. Erm... I'm a little bit app challenged. I use county as a knit counter on my droid phone and other than that, Pandora is pretty much it. I'll be checking back to your comments for some good ideas. :) Cheers!

  8. Alas, I am Smartphone deficient. I am sure Hubster thinks I would never look up from my phone if it had web capabilities! I would always be reading knit blogs or shopping for yarn. LOL. So, take pity on my Smartphoneless self and enter me in your contest. Thank you!

  9. I just got a smart phone too! And great circ holder btw :)

    I've really enjoyed these apps: Instagram, ninja fishing, foursquare, flash light, weird facts, and temple run.

    Rav: AmyBamy

  10. some of my favorite apps are: vogue Knitting, redbox, flixster, overdrive, words with friends, twitter, shazam, inner circle, geocaching, spark people, sportypal, joann fabrics just to name a few. Might be picking up a few more from the comments above!

  11. Hi there - Some iPhone favs: KnitMinder (mostly use the counters, which are great), Wurdle, Plants vs. Zombies, Around Me. Pricier but very good: MotionX GPS Drive & the Sibley bird app.

  12. I love the Camera Bag app! It has several different filters for changing photo color and effect. My favorite filter is "Silver".

  13. Unfortunately I don't have a smart phone, but I love to crochet! I love that crochet patterns usually come together very fast and wish I knew how to knit so I could make some cool hats for self.

  14. I agree with Jeanne... 'Plants vs Zombies'. I do love 'WWF', though an intervention might be needed soon. A list app that I like is 'Out of Milk', also 'Evernote', though sometimes it's too much app for what I need.
    I love my needle organizer!! It's beautiful.

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