How do you stop those stitches from falling off your needles when you put your work down? You could go to the store and BUY knitting specific stoppers. If you crochet you could take time to make stoppers (http://craftandme.com/contents/article_knitting_stopper.php). Or could use the cork from a wine bottle. With the wine bottle cork you can enjoy the wine and then have a good stopper for your knitting needles. Occasionally you will have to replace the wine cork.