I don't know whether or not you will find this useful, but I thought I'd mention that even though I've been knitting for a few years now, I still mark the right side of my knitting with one of those coiless plastic safety pins.
When I first started knitting someone told me to do this and it has helped me. When I first start a pattern and it tells me which side is the right side, I put one of those pins in a stitch in that row.
Then, if I have to lay my knitting down for some reason, I don't have to spend time looking at the knitting to see which row I'm on (right side or wrong side, but of course you still need to keep up with the row count).
~Knit for Charity~
"that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love" - Col. 2:2
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