A Little Nookie

Last spring I allowed myself to be pulled into the fad of the e-Reader.  For a while, I held out against them – nothing could compare to the weight of a book and the pleasure of turning it’s pages.  The romantic desire for a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves has always stayed with me, and this new electronic device seemed to be the antithesis to all things classic.

And then I learned, as a knitter and crafter, how the e-Reader could solve many of my problems.

You can surf the web, download apps for notetaking, a calculator, etc.  You can store photos on it as well.

There is a built-in dictionary; just highlight the word, select dictionary, and learn.  There is a highlight feature and a note feature!

Modified a pattern?  Keep track of it!  Need to remember to work a chart while decreasing AT THE SAME TIME?  Highlight!  It’s brilliant!

I am using it for the scarf I am making as a gift, and there is a cable chart.  I am horrible at remembering cable crossings and tend to either make them too soon or too late.

This is portable, I don’t have to worry about pieces of paper getting lost, I can zoom in if I need to and keep track of my chart.

This is the Nook Color, by the way.  I went into Barnes and Noble and tried everything they had.  They even let me download a knitting book on their store copies so I could check it out for the use I intended.  I fell in love.

Not to mention, you can download books, magazines, and games as well.  It’s pretty neat.

This is the present.  Pattern: The Seaman’s Knot  in Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted.  Color: Antique Silver (it’s a bit lighter than in the picture).

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