I’m no gecko, but I’m going to tell you how you can save millions (of hours) by subscribing to the Lifeline policy of knitting. The lifeline is essentially scrap yarn threaded through a row of your work. It creates a stopping point if you ever (hopefully not) have to rip back rows of knitting to fix a mistake. It’s like one super-duper long stitch holder.
I’ve only just discovered this technique because I wanted to see how big my lace shawl was getting. After finishing 5 pattern repeats of the second chart, I have calculated that I have 1056(!) stitches currently on my needle. When I’m done with two more repeats and finish chart 3, I will have a grand total of 1380 stitches. That’s a buttload of stitches. A buttload.