Here is a tip that I have heard tossed around by a few knitters in the past but have rarely seen in action: with your pattern or notes in a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker, you can make notes, highlight, and mark off your rows as you work. Then, when you are done, you can wipe it clean so that it is ready for you to cast on for next time with a fresh slate. This is knitter Rose in progress on her Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket. This way, even her class notes, given to supplement the pattern she bought for class, are kept safe and sound.
Happy Holiday Needling,