A couple of days ago I discovered the amazing Picot Bind-off. Or rather, I discovered how painstakingly easy it is. I needed to know the technique before I bound off for my Holden Shawlette (of course, that's not gonna happen any time soon, because I'm not even to the lace section yet) and I thought I may as well learn it.
I looked at a couple of videos on Youtube and picked up my knitting needles. An hour later, I was blocking a little notions bag I had made to practice the method.
It was simple to make and actually pretty boring until I got to the bind off. I'm using it to hold my stitch markers, until I make a more visually attractive one, at any rate. But it served its purpose as a way to learn the Picot Bind-off.