Do you knit slowly?

I never really thought of myself as a slow knitter. I do knit more slowly when I work on complicated patterns and things. But I was watching all those videos from the links I posted yesterday. Some of those knitters are speed demons! So I started to ask myself. Do I knit slowly?

I can really cruise on certain projects like my mom's pillow cover which is mostly stockinette. And in truth a lot of those knitting videos are of people knitting stockinette. But I feel so frakkin' slow watching those videos.

I don't have any particular reason to worry about my knitting speed other than the fact that I'd like to be able to knit more things in a shorter amount of time. I think for that reason alone I'd like to work on being faster.


essjay said...

I'm like you - if it is more complicated I go slow and no-brainers go fast. I really have no desire to knit faster, I'm just glad I can knit and try to enjoy every minute of it. Although, knitting faster would help me get through my stash faster!

Lia said...

I can knit stockinette kind of quickly, but that's really a relative statement since I'm sure it's not very quick at all.

That said, some projects seem to fly, esp. colorwork and cables, but others don't. If I'm knitting flat, I get bogged down on the back side because of the cursed purl stitch.

But, like EssJay, I too enjoy knitting, even at my poky speed.

startare said...

Most good thingd go slow, so enjoy every minute of it. (Yes, I too get annoyed at myself for knitting so slowly, I'm just trying to be positive)
Found your blog via The Wilk's; great fun.