The finished object. It came out muy cute, and fits well (it looks cropped in this picture, but actually isn't). Does the recipient, who looks edibly adorable in it, who picked out the yarn, who begged for it to be finished, like it? No she does not. Good thing I'm a forgiving sort.
Knitting nerds: Addi natura bamboo 24" circulars #5, cotton chenille yarn (hell on the hands), pattern ("Monica") on knitty.com. The most pleasing part of the construction is a three-needle joining of the ruffle to the body; clever and very pretty up close.