Here's my low tech stitch marker indicating where the rows meet. You really can't see how big this ball of yarn is so I'll take another photo later with a regular ball and this one. I could probably get a baby afghan out of it.
And here's my fancy dancy row counter. I use any scrap of paper that's around and either a pen or pencil. This actually has the last two hats of counted rows on it. I don't feel I really need anything that's more in a regular knitters arsenal. I get by with what I have. Low tech, low key, it works for me.
I didn't get around to putting the baby quilt on the frame yet but hopefully, today. I may use some masking tape as a guide to the quilting and if I do, you can see my low key, low tech quilting aid.