*sighs* I balled the yarn for the shawl, so I could get started. I went and began to cast on, only to find the yarn snagging on my new bamboo needles! There's a splinter on it, and I can't get rid of it. I'm going to try and take it back tomorrow, see if they'll swap it for another one. Have to make sure to check my other bamboo needles, so I won't have the same problem with those. Sucks though, because now I have to knit hurriedly to get the shawl finished I already was working on. Bleh. Hopefully they'll swap, but in the meantime..off a knitting I go!