I am so sorry to hear that, how off were you?! My gauge was slightly off but as close as i think i'll get on my swatch. When i knit large items fast it tends to loosen up a tad, small things like the swatches i tend to knit more evenly and tighter - on it i got 18 sts, 23 rows, instead of 17sts, 24 rows, so i think i will be safe.
Does that mean you will be joining us to re knit this in the near future?
Let's just say if I was an 11 year old boy, it would have fit. I couldn't get my arms through it was that tight (and I'm skinny, too!). I think I had about two or three more stitches than I should have had for my gauge. And now I don't know what to do with the yarn. I don't really want to frog it since it would be really difficult to do: take out all the seams and frog a wool/mohair blend that likes to stick to itself. But hey, it was an experience. I think I'm going to try to tackle Knitty's Starsky instead now.