unfortunately, that's more what my "purl necklace" looks like more than pearls.
It's my first project from DomiKNITrix.
It did certainly whip me into shape, per the book's tagline. Lots of tiny increases and decreases, and different ways of increasing and decreasing. Good practice. Not sure how I feel about the finished product. Strangely organic.
It could be a spider egg sac. Or a bunch of them.