Here's my birthday stitch markers purchased from Peanutgallery's Etsy shop. I love the write up on them..."Ever lose a loop? Accidentally do row 2 of the chart when you are on row 3? Fear not, brave knitter or crocheter, the in-a-pickle stitch markers will help you sort it all out. Note their fearful expressions, the pickles are more afraid of you than your knitting." I think these are just perfect for this project.lol.
Here's how I'm keeping track of what row I'm on in the lace pattern. Safety pin like stitch markers (Clover brand shown.) linked together to form a chain. The orange one on top is for row 1...it's working out pretty well for brainless knitting.