Time flies when you're purged, so I meant to post these up a while ago... but just got around to it today. May I introduce you to my Summer Bead-Along Project!
The pattern is Garnet Mitts by Sarah Marsden, and I REALLY like the combination red beads + yellow Frog Tree Alpaca Fingering Yarn. When I look at this project, I think of the scene from the animated Hobbit movie, where the red dragon is lying on piles of gold coins and rubies (along with other treasure, I'm sure). I'm happily working on these, along with my other project that I should blog about soon.
This is my first time knitting with beads, and I'm confused why I was so scared! The beads on this patten are pre-strung, so whenever you want to place a bead you just pop it in place - really easy! I would definitely recommend this pattern, though there is no sizing advice or detailed photos, so I'm a little miffed about paying $5.50 for it. I thought I would have some good advice for a beginning beader, but it really doesn't :P