This Doesn't Look Like a Sock...
In the meantime, as you can see above, I've started something new! This is my Mom's Solace pattern. I'm knitting it in Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool in the Forest Glade Heather color. This is a wonderful color and looks just like an evergreen forest. It has the deep pine greens, the blue tones, like a blue spruce has and some olive and brown tones like the bark and pine needles you'd find on the forest floor. It's very soothing to me and I think it will be a snuggly kind of wrap for a cold day. I did make one change to the pattern (sorry Mom, but you knew I had to mess with something). I decided not to work the edging pattern, but instead worked a garter stitch edging. This will make the ends of the stole more simple than the original design, but my brain is still a bit fried from Mystery Stole 3, so I need simple right now. I also have a sneaking suspicion that Mickael and Caleb will wrap up in this and the simple edging is a bit more "man friendly." In case you're curious how I did this edging, I cast on the full number of stitches that you increase to in the original pattern after the edging, then K 1 row and P 9 rows. Then you begin the charts as the pattern directs. At the other end of the stole, I'll just reverse it.
Have a great weekend!