I can now show my top secret knitting for my downsteam partner now that she's received it! During the swap I found out that she loved marshmallows, so it seemed appropriate (thanks to our swap hostess for sharing such an adorable pattern!) to knit her a Marshmallow Woman.
Pattern: Marshmallow (wo)man by Michelle Malach
Weapons: Size 10 1/2 Bamboo DPN's (yarn called for 10, but I surprisingly didn't have 10 DPN's, they worked out just fine.)
Yarn: Peruvia by Berrocco
Size: O/S Started/Finished: Feb. 7-9, 2009. (Could be completed in one sitting, but I didn't have stuffing) Recipient: Downstream Cocoa Swap 2 Partner
Comments: I followed her pattern for the body and improvised a bit on the limbs. Next time I'd make the legs longer. It was hard to judge how long they "should" be, it's not like I've ever seen a marshmallow with legs before! Sewed on buttons for eyes and strung some beads for a mouth. Made mouth not firmly attached so that it’s expression can change dependent on how it sits. Overall a great pattern, and a super quick knit! I could have finished in one sitting if I had the "stuffing" on hand.
Future Options: It may be helpful to put some rice or "weight" into the bottom of the body.