Overall I was pleased with the final product. The original pattern is 6 eyelets long, they look SO DAMN pretty running all the way up your arm. BUT, in my experience wearing them I have found them to be a little too long for daily wear. With the silk ribbon lacing they just seem to get in the way, too bulky with sweaters & coats. So I shortened these to 4 eyelets long. I also found that the original pattern doesn't taper in enough at the wrist for my liking. I have little skinny wimpy wrists, so I went down a needle size (US7) when I reached the wrist. I love the red & blue manos, though I wasn't wild about the ribbon choices I had. I originally envisioned using chocolate brown silk ribbon. But with the blue cuff, and the red glove, the brown was too much somehow. The white ribbon was a little too bicentennial. There was also green, gold, black, and I think maybe pink. It was that blue cuff that kept throwing it off. The red ribbon was not ideal, but it works. I'm guessing that I will be on the lookout for different ribbon for awhile.
And here is Heidi modeling her gift. I didn't realize how "Wonder Woman-y" they looked until she rocked that pose. Now I am really glad that I skipped that white ribbon. I love how the card on the flowers titles the photo! (the flowers were from her boss, Julie)