This is my first project for A Year of Knitting Dangerously. I've never done bead work before and I must say, its a very fussy process. I'm not sure I'm going to like it. We'll see when we get into the actually knitting of the shawl. And man, this sucker is going to be heavy. All those beads! I'll have to take myself to the opera or something so that I can fully appreciate the dramatic effect of tossing this baby over my shoulder.