Another week has flown by; we’re almost halfway through February! I’ve made some progress on the little cardigan for Oceanna; the knitting is simple stocking stitch, almost meditative, so it moves along quickly. As well, having made two cardigans for myself, working on a little person’s garment just seems to go so much faster!
The colour, incidentally, is much closer to the actual colour in this picture than in the last picture I posted. This has been the extent of my knitting for the week. It will be coming with me to Sit & Stitch this afternoon, and I’m hoping to get the back done this weekend.
In other things, having finished two sweaters for myself and having had John photograph me in those sweaters, I’ve realized that there’s more of me than I’m comfortable with. I’ve known for a while that I really should lose some weight, but seeing myself in pictures and a Ravelry thread about must-have apps really brought it home.
One of the apps mentioned numerous times in that thread (among others) is Lose It!, a weight loss app. I’ve downloaded it and have been using it this past week, religiously inputting everything I eat and drink and any and all exercise. You start out by supplying information about yourself: gender, age, height and weight and your goal weight. The app tells you how many calories to eat per day in order to reach your goal. I have mine set to lose one pound per week. In addition to installing it on your iPod or iPhone, if you set up an account on the Lose It! web site, you can sync the information (I find it easier to input data on the laptop than on the iPod’s small screen).
I have to tell you, it’s been interesting and eye-opening. I’ve never been on a diet before; I’ve never needed to. And, have I lost any weight this week? Sadly, I’ve gained a pound. Must cut back on wine… must cut back on wine… must…
Last week, I asked you if you had any apps you’d recommend. Louisa recommended Knit Minder. I’ve had it on my iPod and deleted it. It was far more than I wanted in an app, but I can see the usefulness. I can remember thinking that, for me, the ability to track all your projects was somewhat redundant because of Ravelry and my blog. As well, the thought of typing in all that information on the iPod’s tiny on-screen keyboard was a little intimidating.
Anyone else? What’s your must-have app? It doesn’t have to be knitting related. Next time, I’ll tell you about my newest time waster.