Well, I thought I could, but now I know that I'm slow as molasses. Wasting time one day recently I came across some speed knitting videos on youtube. The speed at which some people knit is fascinating to me. Look at this knitting championship video.
Everyone knows that knitting continental style is faster than English style. I've been wanting to learn how to knit continental for a long time, but this would mean taking time out of knitting actual items to practice. But long run, it would probably be worth it. Here's a good video featuring the world's fastest knitter and some tips on how to pick up your speed (that is, if you can already knit continental).