A couple of months ago I discovered Betsy Hershberg's new book Betsy Beads, Confessions of a Left-Brained Knitter (XrX). This is one awesome book. I hadn't knit with beads before, and if this is true for you also, this is a great tutor to start with. She takes a straight-forward approach to the subject, and encourages working with left-over sock yarn, at least in the beginning. I love the act of using something from one technique in a new technique, and so I have been happily creating beads for necklaces and bracelets and such. If this topic interests you, I highly recommend this book.
Have a good weekend. I'm off to a dulcimer festival in Illinois. Can't wait!