Yesterday I paid my hundred bucks and registered with Apple as an iOS developer. Among other things, this will give me the ability to publish my app in the App Store. It also gives me more tools with which to test my app. Inching closer to my ship goal. Onward!
I’m not keen on new year’s resolutions, but this year, I made one. Last month I decided that 2013 would be the year of “shipping.” I have so many ideas and projects in my head, and I want to get some of them out of my head and into tangible form. Otherwise how could I make room for new ideas?
A friend had given me one of Seth Godin‘s little pamphlets, Ship It. The aim of the booklet is to help people take an idea from concept to completion by writing down the obstacles, real and perceived, that stand in the way. After making my way through Ship It — my project being “first iPhone app” and ship date being “April 1 2013″ — I realized that the only thing that would truly stop me from finishing an app is…me. Sure, certain things might slow me down (the fact that I’m still just learning Objective-C programming, for example) but that’s within my control as well.
So, by April 1, I plan to submit my first iPhone app to Apple. One, two, three, ship!
While recovering from my ACL reconstruction, I knitted this little fox guy for my sister. He’s so cute that I needed an equally cute box in which to send him. I decided oval would be best, and since I’ve been looking at Shaker furniture recently, I ordered a Shaker-style, handmade box from Vision Shaker Boxes on Etsy. Can you believe this box was made without glue? It’s gorgeous.
So today I photographed the fox on table, the fox on me, and finally, the fox in box. And then I packed him and sent him to Arizona to live with my sister.
This fall, Garrison and I moved to a beautiful old house in Calvert County, MD – to the west of the Chesapeake Bay. Our neighbor just had a baby, and I wanted to knit something for her little girl. I really liked this Deadliest Crab pattern from Knitty, but I decided to give it a local flavor by altering the colors to resemble a blue crab (Maryland’s state crustacean). I used safety eyes, of course, so little Ella can safely play with Bay-Baby. So cute!
For those who want to make a blue crab, I’ve posted the specifics to Ravelry, including yarn color.