This year, I've been digging into lace a lot. And enjoying it. Kinda got into the rhythm of lace charts....I've joined the Mystery Stole 4 KAL, my first of this series. It is also going to be my first beaded project. I plan to use the crochet hook method for placing beads.
I had some stash Suri Elegance laceweight alpaca in black in sufficient yardage for this project. I took it to a bead shop in Bangor, and found some beads which contrast (suggested by the designer), but not a displeasing contrast. The yarn is black, and the beads are a matte sort of irridescent colored bead in dark jewel tones. They should show up, but not compete with the lace design, or at least that is what I have envisioned and hope.
Cast on Saturday evening - updates to follow!