Today we're getting the first clue for Mystery Stole 3! If you're interested, you can still join up within the next week or so.
My beads were very quick to arrive from Beadwrangler. I ordered the ones I mentioned in an earlier post -- the variegated set on the right in the photo -- but another set also caught my fancy, and I ordered them on a whim. It was a pretty good whim, as whims go, because I think I may prefer these to any of the options I'd previously considered. They're a sort of bronze color, and they catch the light nicely. In the swatch, the peachy-brown beads from my stash look pretty blah (they're on the far left), the bronzey ones complement the dark brown yarn and look nice and firey without being too flashy, and the variegated ones kind of just blend in. They're pretty when they are close up, but I think I might prefer to have them stand out just a bit more. I'm sure eventually I'll find something else to use them for -- they are really pretty, ranging in color from straw to caramel.
Let the stole-ing commence!