I am definitely Banging Out a Hadley because last year I Banged out a Stopover and am so happy when I look in my closet and see that I have some handknit sweaters that actually fit me! I went out of my comfort zone with the Stopover, instead of using a neutral I went with a maroonish red, and I love it.
So this year my focus is to knit from my stash in order to justify any future purchases. I have an incredible selection of yarns, and lately have been buying SQ (sweater quatities) when I can. A yarn I'd always wanted to try was Peace Fleece and I purchased 8 skeins last year. After swatching, I am using a size 4 and 6 to knit the Hadley. Not quite banging speed but if I keep knitting on it, it will get done. The Peace Fleece Worsted is a little bit thicker than the Shelter (which I haven't had the opportunity to hold in my hands in real life) and not "soft". I was concerned that using a 6 would result in a too stiff material but my swatch was nice after washing. The colors of the Peace Fleece are interesting, many colors mixed together. I'm using the Katrinka Malinka Blue and it is blue but photographs on the grey side with hints of other colors mixed in.
I have some single skeins of Donegal Tweed from deep stash that has recently been uncovered and that may be my colorwork choices, or I just might use some handspun! Looking forward to the slog of stockinette, and hope the shaping will break up the monotony! I am going to go with the shaping since the yarn is so bulky.