I'm starting Ester for my Gma as a surprise. I've emailed my cousin for help on the size. I've cast on for L, but may have to do an XL. Thankfully, the way the pattern is written, I can go for a while before worrying about the size change.
I'm using Elsebeth Lavold's Chunky AL in Madeira. Pix to come.
I've just hit the first row of cabling. Very enjoyable.