I have decided to simply access to my knitting patterns by storing them on The Cloud. By using cloud storage, such as Google’s Drive or Dropbox, I can access my patterns anywhere and just about on any device.
Cloud storage is basically a server that you can access files you store on them anytime. A lot of places use it for sharing files quickly, too.
I know what you are saying. But, Jenn, Ravelry does that for you on their website! True, but I get patterns from other sources than them. I want everything in a nice, neat organized file virtual file space and I want to be able to get them quickly on my phone, if need be.. I’m going to organize them by type. I want control. I don’t want the piles of paper patterns that have invaded the spare bedroom. I only want to print out what I need and discard the paper later. I don’t want clutter!
For example, I bought a used Page-A-Day 2008 knitting calendar with a ton of great patterns. My master plan is to scan them into the cloud storage, save and organize them, and pass the paper patterns on to the next person. I can then easily access my files wherever and whenever I want.
I will let you know how it works out. I’m trying to simplify my life, and I’m hoping cloud storage is the answer. Will I still be inundated by paper? We shall see.