Life is about ebb and flow. For a while, my life was slow...no job=more time to knit. Now, with my first year as a teacher underway and one child in college playing soccer (which I try to attend sometimes) and another one still in high school in the band, I don't have much time to work on my projects.
You'll get faster, but enjoy the journey.
Some people are process knitters, while others derive satisfaction in a finished project (this is the way I am).