Maia Discoe designed a wonderful pattern for September's Sock Knitters Anonymous KAL on Ravelry. She's called it Sheherezade's Slippers, and it's free. Clicking the link above will bring you to clue #1. Later posts in her blog (http://maiaspins.typepad.com/) will lead you to clues 2-4. I'm a little late to the game, but thought I'd give it a go. [Note slight detour from Wollmeise socks...]
If you've seen pictures of other's sheherezade slippers, you'll see that I modified rows 0 (cast-on) through 7. I've also changed rows 49 and 51 slightly.
Requesting Advice: Ripple or Pop?
The cables really don't pop in the Posh yarn. Elemm has recommended ripping them out and twisting the cables. Whaddya think? Leave them as a ripple texture, or rip out and force them to pop as traveling stitches?
Toby and Paco don't care-- they just want to be wrapped in wool for the entire cool season!