Saturday, 20 March 2010

I heart iPhone

I got my iPhone 2 wednesdays ago. I totally love it. Because of SkipNorth and being so hectic at work I've only just got a cover for it and, naturally, I wanted it to be polka dot. It was proving pretty hard to find a suitable one and so it occurred to me to let loose with the shoe paints on a plain one. So I found a cheap leatherish white one and....

Step 1: Take some address labels and hole punch them. Then spend ages trying to get the buggers off the backing sheet and place them strategically on your plain phone cover. Alternatively find some circular stickers the right size and use those.
Step 2: Coat with 3 coats of lumiere jacquard paint in metallic red.
Step 3: Peel off the stickers, and discover a number of them have let paint in at the edges.
Step 4: Use cotton buds to remove excess paint up to a point.
Step 5: Seal with two coats of flexible varnish.
Step 6: When dry, add iPhone.
Love. Love. Love.

I am really enjoying discovering the many apps. I've only paid for one so far, which is called Toodleoo and is an amazingly useful to do list. I've got KnitCounterLite which is basically a row counter but also prompts you on increases and decreases, a camera one that lets you upload straight to ravelry, a ravelry hotlink, a knitmap hotlink (which tells me of any knit shops within 1, 2, 3, etc miles of my current location - it works out exactly where I am itself), and others that tell me how the tubes are running, tracks messages on twitter and link to my email. Awesome. Pooch is still very annoyed and thinks me disloyal, but as I said to him, as soon as he trains to be a chartered landscape architect, I'll buy a Sony phone.

I've spent a fair bit of time in the last few days finishing my lecture for my old school which I'll be giving on monday morning. I have managed a bit of knitting though, and also made a new strap for my watch, since the old one, which was plaited wire, was catching on my connie's henley cardigan - which is definitely not to be tolerated.


Becky said...

ooh ooh ooh - I just got an iphone too and I love it sooooooo much - my buddies refer to it as my third child - I take it everywhere with me. I can only imagine the wonder of being able to be told by your fabulous iphone how close you are to a knitting shop at any given time - just wonderful. Sadly - mine would probably say something like you are 1,250 miles from the nearest knitting shop - I really don't need to know that !!

Those Apps are just fab - I need to trawl for a few more actually - I've even got a couple of episodes of Glee on mine - oh did I mention how much I loooooooove my iphone !

Jealous of your cover though - spots are always cool !

shaz said...

You should definitely go into business selling polka dot covers!

TJ said...

Congrats on the iPhone!! I still haven't mastered mine, I'm so technically slow. But if you love music, check out the "Shazam" app! Before all these innovations, I used to be the human Shazam, but alas it's just another skill that's been replaced by machine... and BTW, your polka-case is awesome! ;) tj

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