When I find a good method, trick, hint, etc. I find it frustrating to remember that "hint" while working on another pattern and can't for the life of me remember where I saw/used that trick! So, I started printing those little tidbits on label sheets, and affixing them to the inside of the covers of pattern books where I think that I may use the trick in the future.
For example, Cat Bordhi has a great Elastic Bind-Off in her Treasury of Magical Knitting that I love to use when binding off my lace work. (page 24) I have a mental block and can never remember how the bind-off goes, so I usually have to look it up. To aid in my old age, I put the pattern for that particular bind-off on labels (with a reference to which book I found it in) and stuck the label inside the cover of all of my lace pattern books. No more searching and bad memory!
I was wondering, if I borrowed a pattern book (say lace patterns), do you think that the owner of the book would be pleased to receive one of those labels, with a note about placing it in her book if she saw fit? I would never "stick" the label on, but possibly paper clip it (on that waxy backing) along with a note on the cover.
Good idea? Or, does it come across as too pushy? Your thoughts are appreciated!