Have you ever timed yourself?
The question was triggered by an observation that I like to knit slowly. After I got a bit more efficient, the process became more important than the result. And even though rushing makes me more stressed, it seemed like a waste of time to do it slower than possible, right?
So I timed myself to see how much time I 'waste' exactly. Surprising result -- I knit about 19 stitches in 20 seconds if I try to do it fast but even if I slow down, it's still 14 stitches in 20 second in St st. To double check, did it again in a faster mode, was struggling with one stitch that was trying to escape and got only 16 stitches in 20 sec.
Verdict: rushing is not worth it
What is your experience?