Let's say you prepare for the 10,000m. You train, you do all your prep work, you're ready for the 10,000m. You get to the Oval and you start your race. "This race seems to be going on a lot longer than usual," you think as you skate round and round. Finally you look for your coach. "What's going on?" you shout as you go by. "Oh, didn't we tell you? It's the 100,000m now!"
My gauge is right. I cast on the number of stitches I need for the size I need. I was knitting and knitting and finally thought "This seems like a lot of stitches. Maybe I should measure."
The measurement around is supposed to be 38.5 inches. I have 47 inches. Yes. Forty Seven.
This is going to require some math. I don't want to do math. I think I'll sleep on it. Any suggestions? I'm knitting the medium size. I don't know if going down to the small size for the body will help (it's 26 stiches smaller. That's just over 4 inches. That will leave it still too big).
It's a good thing I have a sock to work on.