It's a sweater for a baby. The size I was going to make was for 2-3 year olds:
Chest measurement: 27 1/2"
Sleeve seam: 9"
The only smaller size is for one year olds:
Chest: 24 1/2"
but that would still end up being too big if it scaled up to the same proportions as the gauge (24 1/2" x 5" / 4" = 30 5/8" = the chest of a mighty baby whose like has not been seen in these parts).
I guess the thing to do is try doing the gauge on #2 needles instead of #3s and see what happens. Or I could try adjusting the pattern and hope it works out, but that seems like it's asking for trouble (although I think I did that successfully on another sweater).
Or I could just make a damn blanket already. I have to go to A Stitch Above tomorrow during lunch break to get some other supplies and they should have the denim yarn required to make a start on the other baby-related project I've been considering. I gather that for best value I should do my denim yarn shopping online, but I could get a few skeins to start with, anyway.
This post just gets longer and longer the more I edit it, so it is probably time to post it and go to bed.