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bailsmom
06-15-2009, 09:33 AM
Oh God people. I just had the most awful realization of my life and I'm completely devestated right now. Our computer died last Tuesday - HD crashed. Nope, no backups, I lost everything except my pictures. For some reason I had the sense to have my DH backup all our pictures last winter. But nothing else. We lost it all. I got past it and accepted our fate due to our error in not backing it all up. Lesson learned. And an expensive one at that.

BUT!!!! I'm sitting her at our newly fixed computer and I go to my favorites in my knitting section and THERE'S NOTHING THERE!!!! I feel like I've been kicked in the stomache. What am I going to do?? I had soooooo much stuff in there, links for weird situations that rarely happen but if they did I'd have a help page to refer to. How am I ever going to get them back??

Dear Lord, I realize I'm being a bit overdramatic, but just stop and think, what if I came to all of your homes and deleted everything in your knitting favorites page. Yeah, you'd pretty much have me hung for that wouldn't you? :teehee:

Ugh, I'm so upset right now. I can't even explain how defeated I feel. I know, I know, I'll get over it, but I'm going to need some time here. And all of the links you all have on your favorites pages, start sending them to me!! Pronto! :pray:

Thanks for letting me vent. I'm going to need some time to regroup here, oy vey. :passedout:

Jan in CA
06-15-2009, 12:39 PM
Oh no, that sucks!!

Look at it as a way to get your bookmarks organized as you accumulate new ones. Do you want us to share a few of our favorite links? Maybe they were yours, too.

vaknitter
06-15-2009, 02:25 PM
OH - I am sooo sorry ! The hubby and I got an external hard drive and not too long ago I had him back-up all my pictures and links to patterns on there. He said "you want me to do what?!" but he did it...well, I think he did...maybe I'll double check tonight....

saracidaltendencies
06-15-2009, 02:43 PM
:passedout: I am so sorry!!!! I know what it's like to lose all your bookmarks! One time I had to get a new computer and I thought all my bookmarks were backed up from my old one...But, they weren't! Well, let me retract that, only SOME were backed up...I have no idea why the computer seemingly decided to pick and choose which ones to save and which ones to get rid of...lol...Anyway, I have a TON of knitting related bookmarks, if you'd like, I can send you the links I have. :hug:

bailsmom
06-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Oh no, that sucks!!

Look at it as a way to get your bookmarks organized as you accumulate new ones. Do you want us to share a few of our favorite links? Maybe they were yours, too.

Yes! Please do! Just PM me with any and all you have. Thank you thank you thank you!!! :muah:

bailsmom
06-15-2009, 10:07 PM
OH - I am sooo sorry ! The hubby and I got an external hard drive and not too long ago I had him back-up all my pictures and links to patterns on there. He said "you want me to do what?!" but he did it...well, I think he did...maybe I'll double check tonight....

Yep, this is next on our list to buy after we get our new anti-virus program. A much better one I should say.

And do double check ASAP! I'd hate for anyone else to have to endure the horrors of realizing that all is lost and may never be found. :sad:

bailsmom
06-15-2009, 10:10 PM
:passedout: I am so sorry!!!! I know what it's like to lose all your bookmarks! One time I had to get a new computer and I thought all my bookmarks were backed up from my old one...But, they weren't! Well, let me retract that, only SOME were backed up...I have no idea why the computer seemingly decided to pick and choose which ones to save and which ones to get rid of...lol...Anyway, I have a TON of knitting related bookmarks, if you'd like, I can send you the links I have. :hug:

Please oh please oh please do send me any and all knitting related bookmarks that you have. Just PM me with them all. I don't care how many you send. Everyone will be appreciated. :hug: I will forever be indebted to you for sharing them with me. I may even add you to my life insurance policy! ;)

saracidaltendencies
06-16-2009, 12:38 AM
Ok, just sent you all the links I had bookmarked! There are a LOT!! lol

bailsmom
06-16-2009, 09:36 AM
You are my hero. Anything you need, ever, consider it a done deal. I'll even give you my blood should you ever need it. :teehee: :muah: :muah:

bailsmom
06-16-2009, 09:42 AM
I realize no one will probably read this, but I was reading last night, trying to figure out how to put into words the feeling I had when I realized all my knitting links were gone and then it hit me:

Did you ever see the 'Friends' episode where Monica, Chandler, Rachel and Joey are betting Monica & Rachel's apartment? And then Ross asks the last question and Rachel gets it wrong and then Monica goes "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" It's the way she says it that is exactly how I felt. :teehee: There, now I've explained as best I can. :teehee: I'm feeling much better now that Demonica sent me all her links, but I'm open to a million more if anyone is willing to send them. :heart:

Jan in CA
06-16-2009, 11:34 AM
I remember that episode! Here's the links I use the most or consider the most useful. I'll post them here as someone else may want them, too.

Tools-
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm
http://www.interweave.com/Waist-Shaping-Calculator/Curvy-Waist-Shaping.asp
http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/IncreaseEvenlySpace.html
http://www.earthguild.com/products/knitcroc/marypat/hatcalc.htm
http://www.queenkahuna-creations.com/sockmeasurementchart.html
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html

Stitch Libraries-
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/thumbs.guest.cfm?Sort=None&Gallery=None&Gallery2=None

Tutorials and technique-
http://www.knittingatnoon.com/demos.html
http://www.knitfoundry.com/tutorial/HowToReadCharts.pdf
http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Twohandedvideo.htm
http://www.purlbee.com/duplicate-stitch/
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/01/jogless-stripes.html
http://cottonandcloud.blogspot.com/2008/08/tutorial-tubular-cast-on-and-off-for.html
http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2005/10/knitting-made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html
http://knitty.com/archiveTT.php
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2009/03/18/ke090318wed.aspx
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/03/where-ribbing-ends-improving-transition.html
http://www.unikatissima.de/e/?p=2356
http://www.woolywonder.com/freebies/cufftutorial/

I could include patterns, but with Ravelry and our different taste not sure if you want/need them. I'll add more to this list later though.

bailsmom
06-16-2009, 05:21 PM
Jan!! Thank you so much :muah: . Gosh, this is fantastic! Thank you thank you thank you!!! This means so much having you and Demonica send me these links. I am so feeling the love...:hug:

LadyFirelyght
06-17-2009, 04:31 PM
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5484665,00.html
http://www.yarndex.com/home.cfm
http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2007/07/make_your_own_blocking_board.html
http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/Percentage_System
http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter04/FEATknitbynumbers.html
http://countrywool.tripod.com/freepatterns/betsirag.htm
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/FEATsum06TT.html
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1186958&postcount=3
http://littlesesameknits.blogspot.com/2007/04/super-easy-diy-sock-blockers-tutorial.html
http://www.studioknits.com/booktoc.htm
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6723919
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/02/10/the-knitting-tools-that-lurk-in-your-closet.aspx
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html
http://www.spellingtuesday.com/circular_co.html
http://freddyknits.blogspot.com/2005/03/every-bag-has-purple-lining.html
http://www.sweaterscapes.com/lcharts2.htm
http://www.needletrax.com/blockers.htm
http://chartgen.orangellous.com/index.php
http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/nonwoolysockyarn.htm
http://peasoupoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-dye-yarn-with-food-colouring-and.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/FEATdyeingplants.html
http://www.knitpicks.com/
http://www.youneedyarn.com/Yarn_Sale/Welcome.html
http://www.morehousefarm.com/KnittingKits/Hats/Frog/
http://canvasworks.net/index.shtml
http://www.lambsearfarm.com/
http://www.seattleyarn.com/Seattle_Yarn/HOME.html
http://juliasyarn.com/index.html
http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm
http://www.littleknits.com/index.php
http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Category/423.aspx?gclid=CNXNsumE5JMCFR4vagod2yfIVQ
http://www.buttondrawer.com/Buttons_Menu.asp
http://woolgirl.com/index.html
http://www.paradisefibers.net/
http://www.threeirishgirls.com/catalog.php?item=124
http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/newmoon/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=182_4
http://y2knit.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=115
http://www.elann.com/
http://www.freshislefibers.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=164

I'm not very organized, but you might like some of that stuff :)

bailsmom
06-18-2009, 09:12 PM
:woohoo: LadyFirelyght - Thank you thank you thank you!!!! :woot: