The gloves are progressing. But as with many things -- the knitting has hit that really dark spot before the dawn:
yep, the porcupine is taking over.
Luckily, this is the place where the last two fingers are separated at last, and after only a few rounds of really tight fussy work, where one has to avoid tripping over the four needles holding finger one so that you can work on finger two.... things simplify.
In what seems like no time, I'd gone from the above, to two fingers that are all but finished. Having had Kitty try on the gloves, I'm ready to bind off the middle finger, and have but a few brief rows before finishing off the pointer finger.
In the mean time, I've started the second glove. Ahhhh, nice easy breezy ribbing.