This thread is GREAT!
Here's my tip. For all those little things that can get lost in the bottom of the knitting bag, use one of the little make-up bags that you get "free with purchase" from many of the major make-up companies when they have their "Free with purchase" deals. I keep my scissors (on a cork, so it doesn't poke through), tape measure, crochet hook, stitch markers, lifeline thread, plastic needles and a piece of sand paper and a piece of rubber jar opener stuff. What are the last two items for? Sand paper is for lightly sanding rough edges on either needles or finger nails! (I know--a nail file would work, but they disappear) and the jar opener rubber stuff is for the Options needles. Works great for tightening them.