Edit: I'm in Brighton, UK for the next few days and I decided to be a bit sneaky and use a previous post for my 'Arts 'n Craft' entry over at Ramblings and Photos. Oh, and I'm serious about needing the knitting pattern!
Back in January I promised Matthias a knitted vest. He chose the pattern from Rowan Knitting for Him, a fairly poorly named book in my opinion, but it happens to have some lovely knitted jumpers and vests, one of them being a simple fair isle vest that I thought I'd be able to completely without a problem. On first inspection it did seem easy. I wasn't even put off by a few faint whispers on Ravelry saying "so glad I've finished the back" and "on to the front - yippee!". I dived in. We chose the colours, ordered the wool and I got to work.
It has been incredibly slow going. The back has a twisted rib pattern that takes ages to knit-up. Interspersed with other knitting project it's taken me 6 months to knit up the back to the underarms. But last week I made it to the "35cm from cast on edge" point and was ready to read the pattern again. Now, six months on, do you think I can find the book? At some point in the last year I have put "Knits for Men" down and now have no idea where it is. I've looked everywhere, and it's not to be found. It's gone and the chances of finding this book in a German public library are probably slim to none.
So... I have no idea how many knitters read this blog. But, if there is anyone out there who happens to own this book, please, please, please, I would love a copy of the fair isle vest pattern so that I can finally say good-bye to the twisted rib and get stuck into the front.