I finished the first glove last night. I like the slouchy arm part, which is a nice length (although I am concerned it will just make my arms look hefty rather than trendy) but as far as I am concerned, the hand part, from the wrist up, which is knitted on 5mm needles, is too baggy. I checked guage and measured my hand before I started, and I certainly have knitted the right size, so I think I am going to reknit it on 4mm needles to see if that feels a little more snug. I wonder also if I need to decrease a stitch. I also think I need to lose a bit of length on the hand and finish at ring level.
My initial instinct was to chuck it in a corner and ignore it. That is still my instinct. I am mentally swearing as I write this. But D is so delighted that I have been knitting with the yarn he bought me for Christmas (his first foray into unsupervised yarn purchases) that I really can’t. I have to be grown up and redo them so they fit. Gah.
AND despite really carefully tugging the yarn to avoid the ladder effect on my DPNs, I have three very clear ladder effects on the hand… This is annoying and clearly my technique and not the pattern. So I have ordered two Addi 30cm long needles in 4mm and 5mm, which will avoid the ladder. So Prolix goes on hold until I can finish the first one and knit the second the same. In a grown up and non sweary way. Oh yes.