...is that you just can't hurry. They're too small, the stranding too awkward, and the process too cramped to do anything but knit slowly. There's a beauty in slow knitting, the stitch-by-stitch progression as the pattern develops. But for a knitknitknitknitknit person like me, used to knitting a sock in an evening, spending all day working on 4- 3" tubes is a change.
However, the work is totally worth the result. This glove is not only pretty, it's soft and comfy and it's not too bulky for actual wear. Now I have to cast on the mate.