I knew I was going to have trouble keeping track of my pattern but I wanted to start on the lace and didn't want to wait for a pattern keeper from KnitPicks. It's only ten bucks, but it's on my list for when I buy yarn again (so I don't have to pay shipping).
I pilfered a magnet sheet from my office and cut it into strips, then stuck strips to a sheet pan from my kitchen.
Problem solved. And one of the few problems that didn't require duct tape :-)
Frank in NYC