False start: Cast on March 28, 2011. I was apprehensive about the size: Such detail to size in this pattern. Instead of sizes, there were measurements that corresponded to the size of the bottom circumference (read:hips). How demoralizing to have to measure one's own hips to start a project, let alone measure (or ask) someone else's. Alas, I took the plunge, measured, and found, of course, I was between two sizes. I opted for the larger, since it was only an inch larger than my measurement. Working a few inches, I loved the pattern, and the yarn, and Ravelry!
I decided to do the smart thing: On Ravelry, ask others who were finished what they thought of the sizing. One person said she made hers too big. It should have fit, but she ended up adding darts to give it some shape. That made me re-evaluate my sizing.