It was a hard slog, but I got it done.
It had NOTHING to do with the pattern itself. Only a) my ability to read and b) the Summer Tweed (a yarn I love to wear and look at, but hate to knit--my neck was so sore I couldn't even move my head at one point).
That's all mostly forgotten now that I have a fine looking summer tank to wear that's work appropriate and shows off my newly toned arms. (Or I should say, slightly more-toned arms).
I can see myself making a winter version in wool too. The only thing I changed was to add an additional cable cross at the hem. It does pull the front up a bit, but the silk/cotton blend holds blocking well. I call this one a perfect fit.