This is a reason why I should not start projects...wait a year...then pick them back up.
I obviously used a different size needle or I knit much looser than I used to. I also thought if I made any changes to the pattern, I wouldn't remember what I did differently now. I hope the sweaters I plan to finish don't suffer the same fate. I frogged the smaller wristlet and knit a second wristlet of a much closer size. These will come in very handy at work in the winter when I am cold but need to use my fingers to type!
Pattern is Fetching from Knitty.com.