The good news is that I finished both sleeves.
The bad news is that they don't match. The tension on the second sleeve is bigger, so it's bigger all over, and floppy looking
The good news is that the second one is neater than the first one, which is what I set out to achieve.
I am not going to frog and reknit- not a test garment. Not orange acrylic. But oh wiffle and spot! How annoying!!