It seems I need to adjust my perception and expectations. Persian Tiles is similar in comparison to climbing Mt. Everest. At first glance it seems that the summit is attainable and within reach, once the excursion begins the respect you had for this monumental undertaking quickly increases... and you realize that all good things come to those who wait ~and wait~ and wait :) .... all in good time.
There are 179 stitches in each round. There are 50 rounds in each pattern repeat. The pattern is repeated 9 times. Even if I do 10 rounds a day.... say a pattern repeat per week ~ it will take me 8 more weeks to complete it. I do believe the visions I had of myself wrapped in Persian Tiles while sitting in the stands watching my son's high school JV football games was a smidge inaccurate. It was actually a vision of me watching his Varsity football games next year!
Meantime Spike is having visions of his own.