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Old 05-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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I watched a World's Fastest Knitter video a few years ago. I think it was sponsored on the Knit Picks website, but never mind that.

After watching this incredible woman, I tried an experiment:
1) I started a garter stitch swatch.
2) I set a timer.
3) Using my normal knitting speed, I knit X rows (cant' remember)
$) Then, I knit the same number of rows going as fast as I could. Really really fast. Oh, blazing!

The outcome of the experiment: I knit slower when I was trying to knit fast.

Sigh.

I tried that darn experiment over and over.
I could not increase my speed when I was trying to increase my speed.

The final analysis: The timer put me under such stress, I couldn't perform as well.

Sigh.

Back to knitting my usual way. Not fast, not slow. Accurately and with pleasure.
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