Hi!! My name is Val - but my family calls me Enie - I'm smaller than everyone else!! I learned to knit when I was in college in 1980. I took an elective 1 hour class. The 'instructor' was a fellow classmate who handed out 2 #2 pencils and a small ball of yarn to each of us. We learned the basics of knitting and pearling there! And it's been an adventure ever since! The first thing I made was a scarf for a friend. Since then, I've made so many things, but never anything for myself!! The Hadley is for me :)! I'm excited, and terrified - I've never done colorwork before. My husband said "it's a challenge, you like challenges!!" So, here I am, and I am so glad that I have all of you guys here too.
My favorite food is pizza. Oh! and french fries..... they should be a food group I think.
My favorite shoes?? No shoes - at the beach.
So, I casted on for the Hadley. Knitting merrily away, not paying attention, and twisted my stitches. Shoot! Starting over.
As for the shaping, I like a boxy, loose sweater. The thought of a 10" difference just doesn't sound like it would be comfy ( I am making the large too). Though I am reluctant to alter the pattern, I will, because I don't think I'd want it that 'tailored'. I'm glad to hear that others are doing the same. We can all experiment together!!