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PROJECT: Digitizing for consevation and making publicly available defunct machine knit magazines from the 80/90's
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Sep 23, 2015 10:25:20   #
r3dcat
 


I thought it worth creating a new thread with a project title as I will be taking this on as a project and I hope to eventually have a comprehensive if not complete library of machine knit magazines from the 80's and 90's online.

Just to recap I am doing this because these mags are out of print and the remaining hard copies are getting old and yellowing/deteriorating and I thought it would be a shame if this wealth of reference material was lost.

I have uploaded these scanned/digitized magazines online for anyone interested to download for free.

This is a follow-up thread to my original thread here -> Retro 90's Machine Knit Magazines Free PDF Downloads http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-357148-1.html

I post covers with descriptions and download links for these mags on Pinterest -> https://www.pinterest.com/r3dcat/machine-knit-magazines-manuals-books/

and you can also access the collection directly on google drive here -> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0R0MAWii8VBflAtT3pQcWRuQTdPTU1FSDk5UVN2VzJtOUVaVFNWRHg5SURlTnZsZXFTUHc&usp=drive_web

The collection so far (47 mags):

Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.03
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.04
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.05
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.06
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.07
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.08
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.11
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1993.12
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.01
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.02
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.04
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.05
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.06
Machine Knit Today Magazine 1994.09
Machine Knit Today Magazine Painting Works Supplement

Machine Knitting News Magazine 1990.12
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1991.03
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1992.12
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.01
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.02
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.03
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.04
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.05
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.06
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.07
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.09
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1993.10
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1994.01
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1994.02
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1994.04
Machine Knitting News Magazine 1994.06

Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1990.11
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1990.12
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1991.01
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1991.02
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1991.03
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1991.04
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1993.04
Modern Machine Knitting Magazine 1993.09

Profitable Machine Knitting Magazine 1990.12
Profitable Machine Knitting Magazine 1992.08

Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1990.12
Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1993.03
Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1993.04
Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1993.07
Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1993.08
Machine Knitting Monthly Magazine 1993.10

This by the way is the full extent of my personal collection of machine knit magazines, they are all scanned now.

I will only be able to add to this collection if other machine knitters are prepared to donate or lend me missing issues.

Please look over the list of magazines and if you have any 80's or 90's missing issues/magazines that you are prepared to donate or lend me please send me a message.

Cheers & Enjoy ;)
 
Sep 23, 2015 13:50:36   #
Anouchic
 
Thank you very much for your hard work. :)
Sep 23, 2015 14:54:32   #
GinB
 
This must have been a labor of love. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.
Sep 23, 2015 16:17:00   #
Luckyprincessuk
 
Thank you so much,I've been looking for a couple of these mags
Sarah x
Sep 28, 2015 11:30:00   #
louisianacooker
 
Thank you for all your hard work.
Sep 28, 2015 11:49:11   #
fcsltd
 
Wow what a lot of work, thank you so much! Are you specifically only interested in magazines? I have a lot of newsletters, workbooks, pamphlets etc given to me as part of acquiring machines over the years. I have so many I don't even know what I have anymore. Let me know if you or anyone wants these.
 
Sep 28, 2015 13:37:43   #
r3dcat
 
Thank you for the messages of appreciation everyone! :)

fcsltd wrote:
Wow what a lot of work, thank you so much! Are you specifically only interested in magazines? I have a lot of newsletters, workbooks, pamphlets etc given to me as part of acquiring machines over the years. I have so many I don't even know what I have anymore. Let me know if you or anyone wants these.


I am particularly interested in 80's and 90's defunct mags as they are a great source or relatively contemporary reference material and great technical articles, and as they are not in publication any more their is less likelihood of copyright issues involved in making them available digitally. I am happy to look at other material and make it available if it is worthwhile and not currently in publication.

Do you have any machine knitting magazines among your swag?

I notice you are in Texas, USA. I am in Melbourne, Australia. Are you ok with posting stuff to me?

Cheers
George
Sep 28, 2015 14:18:41   #
fcsltd
 
No I don't have any magazines, these are newsletters mainly from the 80's and earlier I think.
Sep 28, 2015 23:52:33   #
r3dcat
 
fcsltd wrote:
No I don't have any magazines, these are newsletters mainly from the 80's and earlier I think.


How many pages roughly is each newsletter and how many newsletters roughly in total? Are they black and white or color? What kind of information is on there? Is it information that will be of interest/use to the broader machine knitting community today? If they are newsletters what group are they from?

Sorry for the string of questions but better to try to get a clearer picture of the material before you go to the trouble of sending it to me :)
Sep 30, 2015 14:47:25   #
etrnlife
 
fcsltd wrote:
Wow what a lot of work, thank you so much! Are you specifically only interested in magazines? I have a lot of newsletters, workbooks, pamphlets etc given to me as part of acquiring machines over the years. I have so many I don't even know what I have anymore. Let me know if you or anyone wants these.


You can offer them for posting here http://machineknittingetc.com/ Just click on the upload button.
Sep 30, 2015 16:15:53   #
Beth Standing
 
Thank you, a lot of work gone into this, unfortunately I cannot open them, any idea what I am doing wrong? Xx
 
Sep 30, 2015 20:25:58   #
r3dcat
 
Beth Standing wrote:
Would I be able to view in iPad?
Is it possible to view these without downloading them please? xxx


Hi Beth,

You can definitely view these magazines (PDF files) on an iPad or android tablet, it was one of the main reasons I scanned them :)

I should clarify something for you. Anything you view from the internet on a device at home is actually downloaded in order to view it. Whether that is a web page of photos and/or text or a PDF file. Your device's web browser just saves all your viewing content in a temporary folder called a cache. So to answer your question about viewing without downloading, technically it is not possible.

Where you have a choice is as to whether 1. you just view the PDF and let your browser's cache automatically discard it or 2. you save the PDF for later viewing. But either way whether for viewing or saving you will download the file anyway.

The easiest option for you to download the PDFs directly to your iPad is to

1. open Safari

2. go to the google drive folder link -> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0R0MAWii8VBflAtT3pQcWRuQTdPTU1FSDk5UVN2VzJtOUVaVFNWRHg5SURlTnZsZXFTUHc&usp=drive_web

3. go into the folder you want and tap on the magazine you want. Google drive's web interface will try to render the file for viewing but I've noticed it doesn't render some PDFs very well and its very clunky and slow for viewing. When the magazine loads on the page you will see a menu bar at the top which includes a download button. This menu bar disappears but you can get it back by swiping up and down. You need to tap on the download button (the button is a Down Arrow with a Dash Underneath).

4. This will open another tab (page) in safari and the PDF will be downloaded and rendered properly. You can scroll through and view the magazine at this point.

5. If you want to save the PDF for later viewing on your iPad just tap anywhere on one of the pages and you will see a menu bar flash up the top of the page. On the right hand side of this menu bar you will see 2 options "open in iBooks" or "Open in ..."

6. If the only PDF viewing app you have on your iPad is "iBooks" then click on that. The "iBooks" app will open up and the PDF will be automatically saved to your iBook library for viewing any time you want.

7. There are many PDF viewing apps available in the app store you can use on your iPad. I prefer and use a free app called "SideBooks". So if you gave "SideBooks" or another PDF viewer installed that you prefer to use then instead of selecting "open in iBooks" on the menu you select "Open in ..." and a popup menu will open showing you all the PDF viewer app on your iPad and you just select the one you like. Again the selected PDF viewing app will open up and the PDF will be automatically saved to the app's library for viewing any time you want.

This is pretty much the process you would use to download and save any PDF you download through a web browser from anywhere on the internet directly on your iPad.

I hope this solves the problem for you, if not just let me know :)
Sep 30, 2015 23:18:28   #
r3dcat
 
Beth, I also tested the Pinterest app on iPad in case that is where you were trying to view or download the PDFs.

I noticed when you tap on the magazine you want in the Pinterest app it takes you to the PDF link and you can download the PDF for viewing. Although I noticed while downloading the browser screen in the Pinterest app is just blank which looks like nothing is happening. If you wait long enough for the download to complete it does actually bring up the PDF to view.

The browser interface in the Pinterest app is not the greatest viewer as it is a bit sluggish. And to save the PDF from here requires a couple of steps. Near the top left of the page is a button that is a square with a small arrow leading out of it. When you press that you get 2 option in a popup "open in Safari" and "copy link". You need to select "open in Safari" and then save as per steps 5-7 above :)

Obviously browsing Pinterest on a PC or MAC and downloading from the links should not be an issue.
Oct 1, 2015 08:23:17   #
r3dcat
 
Beth another note to make.

If you prefer to view and download the PDFs directly on your iPad from the Pinterest page rather than the google drive folder page just open up Pinterest in Safari rather than the Pinterest app and that will work better for you on the iPad.

Obviously you can also download the PDFs to your computer and then transfer them to your iPad or android tablet but that is another process, the process I have covered here is downloading directly to your iPad.
Oct 1, 2015 08:42:12   #
Beth Standing
 
Thank you so much for all your help. I have a painter coming in on Monday to paint a number of rooms so not had much time to do any knitting sewing etc, once he has gone I can get down to itxxx
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