So knitting with beads combines the best of both worlds.
The pattern is Madli's stole by Nancy Bush published in the Estonian lace book. It calls for nupps but I decided on using beads in the place of the nupps. This is a long stole which will gradate through 6 skeins of yarn from green to fuchsia. I've also picked a different bead for each of yarn color changes. It's fun to see this one evolve. It's currently a little better than halfway.