wow I am a little surprised by this thread. I figured I was one of the few who couldn't just sit and knit straight without stopping. Even when I am watching a movie I will put the work down for a few minutes while I watch. I get very easily distracted. The only time I sit and knit for long stretches of time is when I can see the end of a project. The problem is that it ALWAYS takes me longer to finish it than I think it will. And that is because I get easily distracted...lol. So, anyway, the most I can go without having to stop, or getting distracted is about 15 minutes.
It used to bug me that people put out so much more knitting than I did. I figured I should be getting faster... then I realized that I have but that I DO get distracted by other stuff pretty easily. And I also realized that it reeeeeeally doesn't matter how fast I put stuff out. I don't promise gifts to people for that very reason. I can knit at my own pace and not worry about disappointing someone. I gift almost everything I make, but it is more of a surprise because I did it when I was good and ready...lol