Although I don't do knitting projects much any more, I used to be an avid knitter. One of the things I taught myself to do was to knit a stockinette stitch more efficiently by not having to turn my work around, just to knit back and forth like a typewriter. I guess a way to describe it is using the English Method right-handed to knit across the row, then the Continental method left-handed to go back instead of purling. A friend of mine was interested in learning to do this so I made her a video last night. If any other knitters out there want to learn, here it is. Enjoy!
Another, more beginner issue is increasing knitting speed. The best way is to learn to throw the yarn without letting go of the right needle. Here's a little tutorial of how to do this.