"I don't need to go to the library to make a copy. I'll just take this one page with me to get me started. I do this all the time."
"No, no," she says. "What if you lose it?"
Now I did it... Two thousand miles later, I had it on my coffee table, WITH the book, (I thought until this morning) and after straightening and cleaning for a month it isn't there.
I'm at the point in the knitting where I thought I should have a look to see how many inches I need of this cable pattern.
And although I don't work on it every day (obviously) it's starting to look nice. The ribbing is becoming tight. And to be honest, I was thinking that I might "alter" the pattern.
Thanks to Ravelry, I have a lifeline that I'm beginning to pursue: I've written to a stranger in Wisconsin who has knitted this pattern, and asked if I could get a copy of pages 63-64.
Let this be a lesson!! I'll NEVER do it again, I'm sure...