All of the talk about the sizing problem is getting to me. I am really looking forward to this being my first sweater for me, and so, I'm going to rip and cast on again for a larger size. My gauge swatch was right on, but like others have mentioned, I'm only measuring 15" for the width of the back instead of 17" for the M, and I'm just way too nervous it will be too small.
Thankfully (?) I didn't get much knitting done over the holiday weekend due to some unexpected things that came up, so I'll only be frogging the ribbing and 1 cable pattern repeat.
Looks like I'll be taking my lunch on a lily pad today - wish me luck!