How can that be? Yikes!
Well, gauge did not like me snubbing my nose in its general direction and so with two balls knit and at about 3.75", I had to rip right back to the beginning and restart--two sizes smaller! Story of my life. I recall another sweater with a similar fate. I'm on track now. I don't dare measure to prove myself delusional. I've finished one waistband chart (4 rows) and will evaluate after one more. This photo represents 19cm (7.5") of knitting. This is the side view.