You two hit the nail on the head. I suspect that the sleeves as they are now would bother me to no end, but not until the whole thing was sewn up. And yes, I would grumble and carry on endlessly.
It just occurred to me, however, that I don't have to rip the whole sleeves. That is the path to madness. I have the skill to fix this problem in a rather simple and much faster way. Duh! I had one of those 'slap my forehead' moments as I read your comments. Fix it, you said. Easy! Since there is only one cable per sleeve, I plan on tinking the bind off edge and dropping the cable stitches and simply re-knitting those! Why didn't I think of this before?!?
Thanks Michelle for providing this forum for airing out knitting issues. You have saved me going down the path to madness. Seriously!