Her funny ears, which thankfully were never cropped, tell us all we need to know about how she's feeling.
I learn the pattern by drawing the step outs, and then go to my workbook to play with the pattern. By the time I've done that, the pattern is indelibly etched in my brain.
For portability, I will carry these ATC's in a duotang with 9- pocket sport card pages. They look pretty good in there, and of course, both sides are visible through the clear plastic.
Then I got thinking that it would be fun, since I will have a basically unused Rolodex that holds 3x5" cards, to take it one step further. I would photocopy both sides of the ATC, and affix them to the front and back of a rolodex card, which will sit on my art table. I can imagine myself getting stuck, and "spinning" for a pattern!
Here are copies of both sides of my "Dentri" card, temporarily affixed (for the picture) on a 3x5 rolodex card. I realized as I posted the backside picture, that I will want the card the other way around... but you can see I have room for some notes. I also draw the step-outs in ways that make sense to me.. not necessarily the way they are published.