I finally managed to release the pattern for PPaola. The test knitting took way longer than what I've imagined and since (sadly) I can't turn off life when I have other things to do, it wasn't all fun and games.
I've done a second one using Franklin sock yarn and beads instead of nupps. Working on the second one I had at least one aha moment, which will become another post. I used undyed yarn on the second stole and took pictures of the dyeing process (to become a tutorial).
I haven't taken pics of the second version yet, as I'm waiting for a good day to take photos of the finished stole.