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Feb 18, 2011

    
Hello Knitting Daily readers!
There are so many ways to stay connected to the world: smart phones, laptops, tablets, to mention a few.

I have a Blackberry and an iTouch, and I always carry them with me. I get twitchy if I forget them; I was in the car the other day and realized I didn't have my phone, and I felt a twinge of panic. I had a stern conversation with myself about how I drove for years without a phone and didn't know the difference.

Things have changed a bit since then, though. Have you noticed the dearth of pay phones these days? If you needed one in an emergency and you weren't close to a 7-11 or Circle K, you'd be in trouble.

There are all kinds of non-emergency reasons to carry your tech with you, though; one of my favorite ways to use my phone is with Google maps. I love that little app, I sort of go into a trance watching that little blue dot move as the car moves (I'm in the passenger seat when said trance takes effect—don't worry!).

I have mixed feelings about all this technology, though. I go through periods when I almost resent the ever-presence of my phone. I just don't want to be that available. My solution to this is an easy one—turn off the phone (or the ringer). I think technology has its place, and that's not in a restaurant, movie, concert hall, meeting, or while visiting with friends. Knitting is okay in all of these places, however! (Okay maybe not in a fancy restaurant or at the concert hall...)

I sometimes think  there's too much information flying around out there and because there's so much, and so many ways to consume it, I feel pressure to be looking at my phone, email, Facebook, and Twitter accounts at all hours of the day. I've recently just been checking in every few hours (unless I'm on the clock at work)—it's more fun because there's more new post action to see.

I really do use and (mostly) enjoy all of this technology, and I marvel at the amount of information I can access about the things I'm interested in. With all of my musings about the good and bad of the tech that's all round us, I think one of the best things is that it's so adaptable to whatever lifestyle you're living; you can use it as much or as little as you want or need to, learning as much or as little about your particular interests.

I probably have more knitting apps and websites bookmarked than the average person—shocking! And now we have a free Knitting Daily app, so I can see all of the blog posts, videos, and glossary entries on my iTouch! I love it.

Here's a peek at what the free app has to offer.

    
Yay! Knitting Daily on your iPod or iPad! It's loading up all of your favorite features... Access the most recent blog posts, including Inside Knits and Inside Knitscene!
Access our latest videos, too! Each time we add a video to our site, you get it on your app. Need to know how to do the 3-needle bind-off? Well here you go!

     Fingerless Gloves     
Free Patterns for Your New App!


I just posted a new blog with two short patterns—a fingerless glove pattern and an easy scarf pattern—that you can knit right from the app! No PDFs to download!

So download your app now! I can't wait for you to carry me around in your pocket.

Cheers,


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linnerlulu wrote
on Jul 24, 2013 11:16 AM

We Androids are feeling very neglected!  Please make our favorite knitting site available to us too!

kassiepeia wrote
on Feb 23, 2013 9:20 AM

Are there plans to make this available for Android as well?

ZaftigWendy wrote
on Aug 19, 2012 2:07 AM

echoing the calls for an android version!

on Feb 17, 2012 9:10 PM

Does this download on the Kindle Fire?

sofisan wrote
on Jan 14, 2012 6:23 AM

Android, Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease! There is nothing like this anywhere else...

joysiezim wrote
on Nov 15, 2011 6:08 PM

Also now that the Kindle Fire is out--need an Android/Fire compatible app.  From what I can find currently available for knitting apps is abysmal.

stephcat wrote
on Jun 7, 2011 8:17 AM

another vote for a windows 7 phone app! :)

on Jun 2, 2011 12:22 PM

Please make a version for Android!!

MrsJBKB wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 2:09 AM

Need for Android!!  Pretty please?  :D

on Mar 9, 2011 7:29 AM

Really desire this app for my Android!!!! Please? Pretty Please?

Jennesia wrote
on Mar 2, 2011 3:39 PM

Please make this app compatable with Android.

obxknit wrote
on Feb 23, 2011 8:10 AM

Just downloaded the app on my itouch!!!  Thanks so much!!!

carolm38 wrote
on Feb 22, 2011 5:51 PM

I eagerly went to the Apple store to download the app, only to see that it is not thus far available for the IPad, despite this statement on Knitting Daily:

 "Yay! Knitting Daily on your iPod or iPad! It's loading up all of your favorite features..."

8-^(

MelisaM wrote
on Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM

What, no Android version? Humbug.

Camford wrote
on Feb 22, 2011 11:50 AM

So disappointing that this is only for Apple products..... Blackberrys need love too!

on Feb 22, 2011 11:45 AM

Hi DottieKnits!

I use the continental method to knit, also known as "picking." I find it the fastest and most efficient way to knit. I knit so much that I sometimes get an ache in my forearm, so I do occasionally switch back and forth between picking and throwing (the English method), but picking is my go-to technique.

Kathleen

Deedlesknits wrote
on Feb 21, 2011 11:45 AM

This is great! Do you plan to format it for Android phpnes?

DeeP wrote
on Feb 21, 2011 7:22 AM

Thanks for the update, Kathleen.  Will the KD app be available for my Android and your Blackberry soon?

JGWatts wrote
on Feb 20, 2011 8:25 AM

I use the Droid X. Does anyone have plans to make an app for those of us that use Droids?

on Feb 19, 2011 10:51 PM

need an app for other phones .......I just got a windows phone and I would love to have this app on it

BethanyL wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 12:47 PM

need to get for the android phone /operating system

ShawnW wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 11:52 AM

Hey, I just put this app on my phone, and it's pretty cool. It would be great if you'd tell your app developers to put a navigation bar in the glossary - you know, with all the letters on the side so you don't have to scroll way down from applied I-cord to get to Kitchener Stitch.

gretchkal wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 10:26 AM

Blackberry app, please ... :)

jlowe74269 wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 8:11 AM

Please don't forget us droid users!  We love apps too.

Tgene52 wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 7:58 AM

Gee and I just got a brand new Droid!

Rebecca1J wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 7:14 AM

Would like to have a android app.

MarilynD@6 wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 6:32 AM

Thanks for posting this.  Could you also post your list of knitting and bookmarks and apps?  

on Feb 18, 2011 2:48 PM

How about an app for Blackberry users? Or am I woefully behind the curve?

Cheyne923 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 2:25 PM

Another vote for Android!  I am a total mac/Apple user but have an android phone.

Lots of us out here!

gundy21 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 1:17 PM

Another knitter wanting an Android version here!

kaliki wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 11:14 AM

Android Knitting Daily App would really be great!  Android's outsell ipad phones so I am not sure why apps for both platforms are not developed at the same time.

cyberpilate wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 11:11 AM

More to rally the cry for an Android app!  There are so few knitting apps for smartphones, I am the talk of the block when I find a new one.  Let's add this awesome feature to the Android market.  =)

on Feb 18, 2011 11:02 AM

Add one more for an Android app!  Not everyone has (or wants) an iPhone; but everyone wants a knitting app.  Thank you in advance :-)

spanielmom02 wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 9:18 AM

I'll vote for the Android version as well.

chupie wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 9:13 AM

I have an Android too and am unlikely to ever get an iPhone:(

KaroleeL wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:50 AM

Are you working on an app for the Android?

DottieKnits wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:48 AM

Kathleen;  I'm curious as to what method of knitting you use.  I've been knitting for many years and started out with the 'throw' method.  I'm back into knitting again and have tired  various methods and actually like the 'pick' method but for some reason I have reverted back to the 'throw' method.  I notice in photos you wrap your yarn on your left hand which makes me assume you are a 'picker'.  Right?  I'm learning (self-taught) to knit 'two sock at the same time on a single circular needle'and am a big fan of this method.  I'm just curiouson about the method you use.  Enjoy your website.  

dottie.kuhlmann@yahoo.com.  

Tess wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:39 AM

I have resisted the smart-phone/IPad stuff because I know if I had one, I would spend way too much time playing with it & then have even less time for reading & knitting!  But Kathleen, if you ever find yourself in the car without your phone again, have no fear - people are kind, they stop to help, and they will have a phone and make whatever call you need!  Ask me how I know ...

tinknips wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:32 AM

One more vote for an Android app!

flashygirl wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 8:12 AM

Love the sound of the app -- hope you will soon make it available for the Droid as well.

keesoo wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 7:58 AM

Sounds like a great app. Are there plans to make one for Windows Phone 7?

mommamonkey wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 7:48 AM

I love this idea, however can you also create an app for Android?  I have several knitting references on my phone, much easier than carrying around patterns or books.

Cheri wrote
on Feb 18, 2011 7:25 AM

Actually, I have knitted in concert halls.  It's a great way to relax while waiting for it all to start and pass the time during the intermission.  Of course, I go to classical concerts so there's less likelihood of my yarn getting tangled in the flailing of arms and legs prevalent in livelier music performances!