What size needles have you been using lately? Maybe try some really thick chunky yarn and size 13 or larger needles? If I couldn't knit comfortably with sock yarn and toothpick sized needles or even regular worsted #4 yarn and 8 or 9 needles, I'd do fatter yarn and needles. Whatever it takes.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper