NEW KNITTING RULES FOR NANA
by my mom
(For herself but you might find them helpful too)
1. Try to avoid stopping in unfished row.
2. When you lay down your knitting, place both needles on top of each other and fasten together with rubber band at tips to avoid picking up later and having yarn slip off needles.
3. Rubber bands make good stoppers if you don't have those little thingies. I keep one loosely around a finger while I work