Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


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A knitter’s and crocheter’s iPad app

Have you heard about the new Knitting & Crocheting app for the iPad?

I learned about it from Vickie Howell’s post on Twitter earlier this week. (You can visit her blog here.)

The press release says the app features include content with pics, instructions with photos and illustrations, tips and tricks and several projects.

I wonder how useful the app really is. Press releases are good about giving glowing descriptions of products, but once you cut through all the crap, what’s really there? There doesn’t seem to be much based on the description, so I wonder what the app’s really like.

I don’t have an iPad, but would like to have one. I’m interested in any reviews from people who’ve tried the app out. Is that you? Let me know what you think.
Are there any row counters to help you keep track of where you’re at in a project? Can you upload or download projects to the app? Abbreviation guides included? A social feature where you can connect with other knitters and crocheters?
I can’t wait to find or hear of some reviews.


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Scrapping

I went to a scrapbooking session last Friday night with my friend, Brenda. It was my first scrap in more than a year.

In fact, the last scrap I attended was with Brenda when she first introduced me to scrapbooking.

I’ve put off scrapbooking for lack of time and space in my little house. And I spend most of my little free time keeping up with bills and laundry and pursuing other interests . . . crocheting, knitting and sewing.

Besides spending time with Brenda, I realized (or remembered) how much scrapbooking makes me happy. Well, any time spent creating makes me happy. I don’t really know why.

I spent time working on a small 5″ X 7″ book I had started over a year ago about my first trip off the East Coast — a visit to Chris’ hometown of Evansville, Ind. That was back in 2007. See how far behind I am? I haven’t even started on our wedding album yet (we’ve been married 2 years now).

Here are the 4 pages I completed:

On the way home, Brenda and I talked about how nice it would be to have a local scrapping club or get together in the Twin Counties. Last week’s scrap was in Dobson, N.C. Though close, still not close enough to participate in the club’s regular scraps.

I think scrapping clubs are the best way to complete albums. You get to spread out on large tables, spend hours of uninterrupted time working and fellowship with other like-minded people. Trying out new tools and winning drawings isn’t too bad either. 🙂

Maybe we should organize our own scrap. It would be nice to get some albums completed.