Try another pattern!
The other day, I posted about knitting one of a pair of fold away slippers (ideal for visiting). It was too small by several inches and I am only a size 6 at the most!
However, a quick search on the internet yielded loads more patterns so I chose one I could manage - the simple knitter that I am. Around 90 rows from start to finish I knew I could tackle it. I usually only do 10 - 20 rows at any one time otherwise my thumb goes to sleep.
Anyway, herewith photograph of my start:
The pattern can be found here
Although it has now become light, at 09:45, the Christmas tree lights were still on: