I went to the Craft and Quilt Show in Melbourne on Friday and finally got to see beads... lots of beads. In fact I couldn't count the number of stall selling beads. I was amazed considering that the only beads I've seen till now have been in my local department store which has a few dusty packets in one size fits all and in the colours of bland, blander, blandest. Being confronted with so much choice I made the most of the opportunity. I intend knitting the Hanami in a pale pink yarn so I bought light pink, hot pink and sparkly white beads. I'll make the final choice on the day I cast on. Oh the luxury of being spoilt for choice! Maybe I could use two colours...?