The people have spoken- it was almost a unanimous 'green on grey' victory. So cast on I have, and my new cowl is coming along quite well (if I do say so myself):
Now that I brought up the issue of timing myself, I need to know- is this something you do when you're knitting? I often find myself with the clock/calendar pulled up on my computer so I can see how much time- down to the second, it takes me to complete a row. From then on it becomes a little game- can I beat my best time? Why did that row take so long? What did I do that past row that made me so efficient?
I know there are many knitters out there who say it's not how fast of a knitter you are, it's the quality of work you produce. It's not that I disagree, but with only about two hours a day (on a good day) of knitting time, I just feel I need to put those seconds to good use!
I enjoy the 'journey' and the 'destination'. Sometimes the journey is a little more fun when I can be a bit neurotic about timing. I can't be the only one out there...