Every year I attempt to learn how to code by trying out a course with my husband, watching some video, or trying out some new how to code app. Up until now, I've struggled to stay motivated and not get overwhelmed by all the information getting thrown at me. Working on this row counter app for the Apple Watch is the first time I've felt so excited about a project!
Thanks to Burton, he's helped me set up the app and is the one that made this website for me. I've been able to make small edits to the app and website and feel a small sense of victory each time. It's exciting each time I find the documentation, understand what I'm even reading, and apply that to our code. I really hope I keep this momentum!
ArisaKnits Row Counter App
Burton and I have been talking about making a Row Counter app that I can use for knitting for a while now. I have some apps that I use, but there are many frustrations with the UI and especially with the watch experience. So, I thought it'd be fun to make an app that I actually enjoy using and can track all of the charts and the increase/decrease rows in a pattern.
The app is pretty barebones right now with only a way to increase or decrease the number of rows.
I have so many ideas on version 2 of this app. It's difficult figuring out what features to include and how to fit it in the Apple Watch screen without it being so cluttered. I designed these screens on Figma-- I'm sure I'll be making lots of changes to it.
What apps or tools do you use to track your rows while knitting? What tools did you wish you had?
Latest Work in Progress
I'm working on the pattern Ito Yuu by Eri Shimizu. It's a cute sweater using Isager Silk Mohair and Farmers Daughter Squish Fingering in Desert Rose. I love the cable pattern and the color I chose for it. Mohair is so soft.
A note: I've been using Obisidian to track all the yarn, gauge, and needle sizes for each project. It takes some time to get used to because there's so much you can customize, but once you get the hang of it, it's amazing. I highly recommend it!
May 30, 2023