I sometimes knit for our cousins, who raise alpacas. I saved one skein of brown yarn, called Casino after the first baby born to their herd. I wanted to try making a beaded shawlette, but had difficulty finding the correct size beads locally.
I managed to find some in an assortment of copper colours during our winter in the south.
The mixture had matte copper beads, along with 4 different colour of glass beads with copper interiors. I had a small crochet hook in my collection that was the perfect size to add the beads to the stitches as I knit.
It was difficult to photograph to show the beads, but it looks great in person....
See what others are knitting at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.