I had my DH try on the cuff - looks like it might be okay so I keep knitting. I stopped at the knitting store, explained my dilemma to one of the more expert knitters, she agreed that I should keep going, what I had knitted already looks stretchy enough that it shouldn't be small and I can't go up another needle size because the yard is too "dainty".....
So I knit, and I knit, and I'm doing the thumb gusset increases and I'm hating it.... then I drop a stitch (I didn't notice for several rows so it's way down there), I struggle and struggle to try and pull it up. I get aggravated, I decide to frog until the dropped stitch.... BAD IDEA... I can't get it back on the needles. I keep frogging... I'm sitting on the floor at my grandmothers house (she's a HUGE knitter who can't knit anymore because of her eyesight) among a big pile of crinkled beautiful yarn and Granny offers to roll it back up for me.
I spent last night looking for a different pattern, figured I'd find a pattern for sport-weight yarn.
Then as I was going to bed, I took a quick look at my stash - and found a whole skein of charcoal grey sock yarn that is a perfect match for the variegated yarn I already had. I am going to double it with the original stuff and go up to a #3... I'm starting the cuff as soon as I finish my coffee!!
Wish me luck!!!
thanks for all your ideas!!