It knitted up very quickly in garter stitch with size 17 needles, 15 stitches on a row. I just plain forgot I had started it. I finished it this week during a few shows of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
The speckled look comes in with pairing Dazzle "yarn" (also see close-up at this website) with ribbon (gives the shimmery look) and knitting with the two together. Yes, size 17 needles are like knitting with logs and you need to take a bit of care not to split the Dazzle by poking between the "ladder rungs", but, once you get the knack of the motion, it really is not hard. The satin-like ribbon has no stretch whatsoever to it though, so beware, those of you who are tight knitters.
The small white cylinder you see in the picture with the knitting needles is the small plastic spool leftover when I used up all the ribbon. I has a pretty thick wall and it seems a shame to throw it out. Hmmm... it must be good for something...
I'd better hang on to it! ;•)