GG....thank you so much for your reply. The sleeve looked right after I had done the rows according to the pattern, but I just "second guessed" myself into thinking that I should have been adding STITCHES...WRONG!
After watching at least a dozen tutorial videos this morning, then doing the sleeve, I ripped it out, posted the question on this blog, and emailed the designer of the sweater.
Now that I've heard back from everyone that I did it right all along, I now get to re-do it tonight!
Thanks for your support, and don't eat too much Easter candy!