The wider sleeve looks sloppy ... sloppy around the lace edge ... sloppy around the shoulder. I thought having a wider sleeve would make less foldy bits around the arm pit .... you know, ease the transition point between the sleeve and sweater body ... but it appears to have made them worse.
I like the shorter length, though. I'm going to redo the sleeve the original width, but the new shorter length. Here's the thinner, original sleeve for comparison:
Plowing onward to sleeve version 74 ...
... and that won't be the last of the sleeve-work either because I'll have to length/shorten one of the sleeves once I decide which length I like best.
This is the point in sweater knitting where I start hating the sweater I'm making. I (metaphorically) grit my teeth and knit knit knit because I just want the $#^@#&$% thing done.
Though, I know as soon as it's off the needles and the ends are secured ... I'll forget all about this love the everlovin' hell out of it.