Smart knitters DO research handy tips and techniques to help save time and energy. Did you know that when a project calls for knitting with two strands held together, you can wind the two skeins together into a single cake?
Smart knitters DON'T forget to regulate the tension of both strands. Neglecting this important tip can result in one skein being wound much more tightly than the other, leaving dozens if not hundreds of yards left over on the swift after the other is all wound up. Which then has to be wound into its own sad little cake.
Smart knitters DO keep their beads in a handy, secure container. (Indeed, they'll go out of their way to repurpose promising-looking containers.)
Smart knitters DON'T start a project at 2 AM and keep knitting until 6:30 AM... the night before a final exam.