Can we see some pictues? I looooooooove purple.
Try not to worry about how long it takes you to knit it as long as you remeber to enjoy
Set yourself posible goals such as: a row a day, or two rows a week.
I also found it very convenient to leave my WIPs out and within hands' reach. Everytime that I wait for my daughter to come and let me brush her hair, get in her room, etc. I grab my knitting and do a few stitches.