Just as we were walking out the door from Knit Nite last night, we had a little discussion. I, being terribly obnoxious when it comes to gauge, have not been all that concerned with it since I starter the garter part of the sweater. So, this morning, I measured it. It varies between 4-5 sts per inch depending on what yarn I am using. I'm going as is for now, and am wondering if I might have to accomodate for that when I get to the end. I'll worry about that later tonight, when I can get back to knitting it.
And yes, you do see two rows in it of yellow. It is not as bad as I once thought it was....but I'll also worry about that later tonight!