Did you ever work on something only to have to rip it out and it looks like this when you are done? *Sigh* It was all because of gauge. Not that I didn't like the look of the thing or stitched pattern errors. Love to hate it. Gauge matters. It is king.
I was making the back to a sweater and had the bright idea to adjust the pattern and use my knitting machine to whip out stockinette rows in a flash. The clicking of the needles along the bed thrills me. I could never knit 80 stitches in 10 seconds on the sticks. There probably are speed knitters out there who could but I am not one of them!