I have a scarf pattern that has me string 143 beads before I start. I like to knit with beads and have other patterns that require I string beads. What methods do you all use to string beads (needle, etc.)? I also tried the method of using a doilie (sp?) crochet hook and putting the bead on as I go along (eliminating pre-stringing got from Lily Chin) but depending on the yarn used sometimes this isn't the best method because of splitting, etc and it seems to break the rhythm which sometimes when using a lot of beads makes it more time consuming. You all are always so innovative, I just wanted to see what you all do?