|Digit-Eyes stores up to 1,000 hours of content on most phones,
so the labels can be used for items in long-term storage.
Ana is a mad knitter. She is making the challenging
Lion Brand tumbling blocks afghan that uses 15 different colors
of yarn. She wants to be able to easily tell the yarns apart
while she is working, and she wants to be able to store the
leftover yarn and know what it is when she next goes to use it.
How to know what is what?
- When Ana gets the 20 skeins of yarn in 15 colors that are
required to make the piece, Ana takes a sheet of printed
labels from the kitchen where she normally keeps them, peels
off a label, and puts the label on the outside of the each
of the Zip-Lock bags that she uses to hold her yarn while
- She has one yarn that she knows she will use up, so she
just folds the label over the tail of the yarn that will be
the last piece used.
- Ana brings up Digit-Eyes on her phone and scans for the
UPC code. Digit-Eyes accesses the Internet and tells Ana
that she is holding a skein of Vanna's Choice yarn, and the
color is sapphire; Ana reads the pattern and finds out that
Sapphire is called "color D" throughout the
- Ana records that the color is
sapphire and it is color "D" in the tumbling
blocks afghan pattern. Digit-Eyes stores this recording on
- Ana does this for each of the 20 balls, and she is ready
When she is working and comes to a color change in the
pattern, she can easily identify which ball is color D (or A or
J, etc.) by scanning her label and letting Digit-Eyes tell her
which color the yarn is.
When Ana is done with the project, she has little bits of
various yarns left. Since she keeps her yarn in Zip-Lock bags
while knitting, all she has to do is to put the Zip-Locks
that contain the remaining yarn in her stash. Ana does NOT
delete the label content from her phone because she is not
finished with the label.
When she gets around to making hats in the fall, she just has
to scan the labels on the bags and she will know what color is
in the bag and what it was used for because Digit-Eyes will tell
her "Sapphire Vanna's Choice, Color D, Lion Brand Tumbling
She'll be able to pull out the colors she wants and make hats
for gifts, comfortable that she knows the colors she is working
with, and Digit-Eyes has done its job.