Laurie - So just how are you finding these free issues? I know what you mean about the cost, I think I paid $10.00 - 11.00 each.
Cheryl - that would be a good idea, although I really like being able to hold something in my hands to read. And to take it where ever I want to go with it. I refer back to old issues, and I think that would be harder to do on a computer. I'll have to take a look at your magazine.
Wendy, I really don't have the space for magazines. I know I have hundreds. It's not that I don't like hard copies; it's the space. But I really like having digital copies. I will print the pattern I want to work on into PDF and put it on my iPod to take with me.
I went to a site called Magazines Download.com and searched for simply knitting magazines and downloaded the ones I could find (2), then I emailed the site and they sent me the url's for the rest, The only way I know how to get u the url's is if you give me your email address. I tried to send them to a friend and couldnt get them to link so I just sent her my whole email and told her to download each hotfile, that way she didnt need to spend time searching. And I'm sure I got 11 or 12 issues. You could email me at email@example.com and I could send you the email with the addresses. I wanted to get started with the chimps tea party, but now I want to do Paddington bear, so we will see
Cheryl - I know what you mean about space. That's why I only take vogue knitting magazine. I love mags, but as you know I tend to keep too much stuff - lol. So I have been very disciplined these past few years and only taken the 1. Your iPod sounds very functional for you. Maybe I should look into one. How much storage do you have on yours, as I know you store tons on there.
Laurie - Thanks, I will do that. You are lucky to have found Paddington bear. I have other things to work on first before starting the chimps, but I am looking forward to knitting them.
Wendy, my iPod has 32G. I probably should have gone with the 64G but I made a compromise. What I do is keep my current projects on the iPod along with the current books and podcasts. So really the 32G is plenty big.
OMG Cheryl. That is a good size. My computer is only a 40G, so that's great. My external hard drive is a 250G, and I keep moving things over there since I am down to around 2G of hard drive left. I already have an MP3 player that I really like. It has a radio and recording capabilities along with all the other things, but think I will go look at the iPod.
LOL - you're not kidding. It was 'big' when we got it 9 years ago, but my-o-my how things have changed! I have been looking at new ones, been back and forth between another PC / MAC and just don't know what to do. I'm actually kind of afraid to get another one, as I do not like the operating system that is on my kid's computers. I do like XP, but I know it is very outdated.
Wendy, I hated Windows Vista. It was disastrous. I upgraded to Windows 7. It was a little better but still I was very mad that they told me all my programs would be compatible and still I had to upgrade numerous programs. I felt like Windows kept crashing on programs that Microsoft didn't create even if they had been designed to work with Windows. I finally just had it with Microsoft and gutted up the cost and went with Apple. There are things that I miss about what Windows did but overall I'm glad I made the switch.
Laurie, you are such a bad, bad influence!! I have signed up to Hotfiles...certainly a great internet deal. Have come across them before and feel comfortable with the security they provide. Cheryl, I agree with you and have learned to do more magazine browsing on the computer - definitely a space issue. I have bought Knits mags on CD and will donate my print versions. I will still keep my subscription for a while to satisfy my "instant gratification" need to explore the patterns. I would love to do the same with my Threads mags too. Now that they are available on CD I jsut might be ready to "release" them. I have bought an external dive (Passport 500GB that just plugs in-uses PC power) and I love ♥♥♥ it. Sure freed up my 'puter. The first thing I did was move my audio-books over. Over 75GB worth!!! I like being able to access my "crack" even when there is no internet available (yes, there are still some of those spots available in this world). I have even bought the Knitting Daily TV discs (I don't have tv hookup so I can justify the expense - I do have three tvs, though). Now I'll also be able to read some of my favourite magazines!!
♥L life is good: knitting, sunshine, a dog and mojitos...
Lena, as soon as I make sure I have all my business files from my backup drive onto my hard drive, I'm going to erase the PC format and load it with a Mac format. That way I can backup my Mac appropriately. All my audio files will be on there. I think that's only about 46.5GB. [That doesn't include all the audio CDs that need converting.] Another 8.25 in Podcasts and another 2.2 in videos with more videos to add. [Of course all knitting and spinning.] All my knitting patterns, magazines, etc. is another 10GB. So my external drive will definitely be welcomed. Mine's PC powered also. Aren't they great! What will they think of next.