Hello everybody - I've been looking at the pictures and reading every word for a few weeks now, and have learned so much. One question though - I knit very, very slowly. It takes me a month or more to knit a sweater, even if I spend several hours a day on it. Do you have any suggestions how I can speed it up? (PS: I've been knitting a long time, but couldn't produce anything as wonderful as the pictures of finished things I see here.)
If you can finish a sweater in a month, then you are a speed knitter. I have yet to complete 2 sweaters. One is 40 years old, the other 35 years old. I found them in the bottom of the closet.
Are you slow because you take your time? don't have enough time? or the needles and yarn don't work well together? The "slide factor" is very important with knitting speed. Different yarns work differently with different types of needles. Sometimes we must experiment with yarns and needles to see what works best. When these two factors work together, our speed picks up. My mother was using KA bamboo circulars to knit a sweater and getting nowhere. I gave her Addi Turbos and she couldn't believe how quickly she could knit a row. The slide factor.
Try out the suggestions above and I'm sure things will work out.