I think the size of the gloves ran pretty small (it's the Give a Hoot pattern on Ravelry), but my friend has petite hands so I wasn't too worried. I finished the first glove in just a couple of hours, but got antsy with the second one (what I was afraid of... second sock syndrome!) so it was stashed away for a couple of weeks. Luckily I woke up at an ungodly hour on Christmas morning and was able to finish it before the rest of the house was awake.
As cute as they are, doing separate thumbs... well, I'd rather do fingerless gloves. Call me lazy, but it's so much easier. I'm going to save my small knitting for toys.