Ok, so I delayed posting a bit. I hope you'll forgive my tardiness. I wanted to finish the project I was working on so I could share it all at once.
I finally found a little ball of silk bamboo yarn from Patons for $7.50!!! Yay!! It's not pure bamboo, but it was soooo soft and smooth and almost....buttery??. I absolutely loved working with it. I don't know how I'll go back to acrylic after this... Unfortunately it doesn't brush up nearly as nice as I was told the pure bamboo does, so I shall have to continue the hunt for the elusive pure bamboo yarn.
So, in honour of the bamboo yarn, that I was VERY excited to finally find, I decided to try and knit up a baby seal.
Since I was making up my own pattern, I made one first in some Bernat satin acrylic to try out the pattern I had growing in my head.
It didn't turn out too badly. I decided I wanted a slightly thicker tail and a longer body in the bamboo version. I'm still not sure about the 'whiskers' either. It's just a piece of unraveled black acrylic yarn. The eyes and nose are both embroidered on the acrylic version, but I used safety eyes on the bamboo one. Also, the bamboo/silk yarn was a beige/off-white colour. They didn't have white unfortunately. I definitely hope to get some actual white in pure bamboo. But now...without further ado....here's the fluffy lil baby seal: