Wow, I actually finished this cardi in January (had to check Ravelry for this). I started it back in November and had it all (sans sleeves) knit in a week or so. Then it went into hibernation until mid-January when I finally made myself knit those two sleeves. Afterwards it got loads of wear - you can see the yarn is already pilling. I've used Gloss Lace (Knit Picks) only for shawls before and I guess that's a note for myself not to try it out for any other garments.