I know from prior experience that my tension for knitting flat and knitting in the round is different. I know from experience that I usually need to go one size up to get the same tension. I still started my sleeves on the same size I used for the body.
The tension is different. NOTICEABLY different. I have been ignoring this in the hope that I will be visited by the fairy godknitter who will wave her magic needles and make it all right.
I have to stop lying to myself. I will be entering the frog pond and starting over on the sleeves.
WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?
At least I am nearly finished with the baby blanket – all on one size needle, all in the round, no chance of messing that up.