I looked over and saw my husband had his sketchpad out and a kneaded eraser in his hand. The light bulb went on. I made two balls with the eraser and stuck one on the end of each needle. Voila! I had created a pair of single pointed size 1's. I was pretty darn pleased with myself, even if I did end up having to rip out the knitting later.
I think knitters are a resourceful bunch. We create makeshift stitch markers and figure out ways to get around needing a measuring tape.
What's your favorite trick?