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Old 10-09-2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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Do you keep your knitting magazines?
I was organizing my stuff and thought about just taking the patterns out of the magazines and their corresponding photos and recycling the rest of the magazine but then decided not to.

Does anyone else keep them or do you just keep the patterns? It would sure save me space to recycle them but I'm having a hard time parting with them.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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well when I am online and I see an "issue" or cover of a month I know, "oh I have that". I don't think I could throw away the magazine, there is normally more then 1 pattern I would want or might want later and not know I would want. I save them. I get interwave in the mail, and for Simply knitting the british mag I buy anytime I see it, which is about once every 2 or 3 months so it's not that many magazines a year. For other ones I look at the entire collection of patterns online and if I don't really love something in it I don't get it, which is the majority of the time.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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It depends, some I keep others I carefully remove the patterns from. If I like an article(s) or they seem useful plus they have more than a few patterns I will use, I generally keep the whole magazine. If it is just a few patterns and or no articles I remove the information I want and put them into notebook sleeves/sheet protectors (and into a binder) with any pertinent information (i.e. magazine title, issue, volume, and or season, errata, etc.). It generally depends on how much information I will use from the magazine as the deciding factor. I do empathize with you on your difficulties on deciding what to keep and what to recycle.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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I've kept all mine so far. I'm up to my fifth magazine holder of them!
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #6
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Yes. I do but after a while I go through them and decide which patterns I might actually use then I cut them out or copy them and save in folder for future use.

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Old 10-09-2008, 12:28 PM   #7
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Yes, because a person's taste or needs might change.. so, I might really like something in the future that I don't think that I'll knit now. And some of the patterns that you might not 'knit up' have great stitch patterns on them-- I've made some scarves that way.. just select stitch patterns from something.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:04 PM   #8
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yup I've got all of mine. They are in a plastic container that you can keep flies in. (I'm very fussy about my patterns) I get crochet magazines too so I'm organized.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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I keep all of mine too. However, I don't have a huge stash of magazines (yet). I don't subscribe, and I only buy the issues that I really want.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #10
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I do...but then I have mags around (Like YM) sitting around from 1990....so...I am a bad person to judge by...*smiles*....
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