Friday, December 3, 2010

Anyone own an Ereader?

Okay, so I have been working six days a week, which has left almost no time for crafting, by the time I get home I am exhausted!

So, I have been crocheting and knitting more since I can throw it in my bag, and don't have to really worry about it getting bent or squished.

I carry around an ereader with me almost all the time, because I LOVE a good book, and don't really want to lug around a library full of books to suit my interests. I was looking for crochet and knitting books for my reader, that way I wouldn't need to carry around a set of pattern books either. Ive tried to look up patterns on my mobile phone before too, and they are just too small for me to stare at. What I have found is that while they are out there, they are few and far between.

I am going to be starting a project, and posting a few free patterns here with links to the epub format (supported by almost all readers minus the kindle), to see if this is something that other people can use as well. These patterns will be of my own desigining which means they will undoubtedly need critiquing, and will be written in US crochet/knitting terms. Maybe I will even be nice and create a conversion chart between the two.

If you know anyone who would like their patterns set up into the format I would be happy to assist them with that, or I could do it for them for a small fee.

Most ereaders support Epub, PDF and Microsoft Word. Do you have another file type for your reader? I would love to know what type (if any) reader you have, or if you would just want to download the patterns to the computer directly?

Any and all feedback/comments/concerns would be welcome!

I think the more crafting literature out there the better!!