There's a reason that I haven't knitted a pair of gloves for about 3 years- they're awkward and slow and slow and awkward (and that's plain gloves, double that for Fair Isle). This is the first time I've done stranded work on the fingers of a glove. It probably won't be the last, but it might be several years before I try it again.
This is a really pretty pattern, though I had forgotten that this is one of those *figure the stitch counts out for yourself and adapt the generic pattern* books. It's not hard to do, it just takes more time.