I agree with everyone else - just knit at the speed and in the style you're comfortable with. Speedy knitting is only required for a speedy knitting competition or if you're wanting to finish something yesterday and even then it gets too stressful.
In answer to your question, I am slow and infrequent.
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I knit garter relatively fast I suppose but when I have to pearl and do other stitches I slow down a lot. I typically have to take breaks between rows anyway because my wrists are messed up from working in factories my whole life. the longer I knit, the less breaks I need though as my wrists must start to get used to the movement.
like others, I have a hard time finding the time to knit. I took the last 7 months off because I have been working 7 days a week 74 hrs a week. that don't leave much time for you to do much of anything lol them knitting machines are looking better and better everyday lol.