So here is is, the outfit I will be wearing to my daughter's wedding. The wedding is to be held at a remote resort in the woods, so I didn't want to go overly dressy, but I still wanted to be "dressed up" to some extent. I spoke to my Mother-in-law a couple of days ago and it sounds like she will be wearing something similar.
The stole is a work-in-progress. I spent ALL day yesterday trying to come up with some type of stitch pattern that made the most of the boucle yarn I had chosen. I tried several lace stitches, some simpler open work stitches, even garter stitch. I also tried a variety of crochet stitches, in the end deciding on plain ol' single crochet. It's boring as all heck to do, but it really does seem to be the best for this particular yarn and the effect I am aiming for.
The brooch will either be worn on the sleeveless turtleneck, or to decoratively hold the ends of the stole. I'll only be wearing the stole if the weather warrants it.