I tried to add a picture to this post, but Blogger was not cooperating with me, so here is my thought for the day sans photo enhancement….
If I am very careful and hopeful and optimistic, the gauge problem has been solved. I dropped from a US 5 all the way down to a US 3! This means I have to dig out my set of US 2s for the smaller needle required. I haven’t reached the end of the swatch yet to make sure, but I am pretty confident this is the needle I need to use for the breeches. Now all I have to do, once they are done, is to swatch for the little sweater.