Well, I've finally finished the Hanami Stole. I have to say, this was a fun pattern and an addictive knit for me. Here it is:
I used some seed beads that I had on hand that I thought went well -- and used some for the ruffle as well as the initial cast-on.
And this is a bit more ruffly than the pattern calls for -- I decided to add some fullness into based on the photos that I'd seen. I think it works fine.
And the yarn?
I LOVE the malabrigo lace yarn. And I have a whole skein left for some other project!