Ah; I should've been more specific. Comme d'habitude
My garment has reached the stage where the two ... erhmm ... shirt-tails have been joined, and I am now knitting the entire thing as an uninterrupted item on my 100mm circular needle. (It's bloody difficult, too, shoving the stitches around all the time; but that's another story.)
So I can't put a stitch-counter on.
Marks on a piece of paper, eh? You lot are as technically advanced as I am!
I think I might go to a site like Dragonext and see if I can find a little counter of some kind - one that stands on feet ...