At long last, I’ve finished my nephew’s Christmas present (ahem, originally meant as his birthday present in July)! I got the pattern from Vogue Knitting’s Quick Gifts, although I must say this knit zebra pillow was anything but quick. (Easy, yes, but frankly no matter how fast a knitter you are, it takes a while to knit anything that’s 24″ x 16″ plus four legs and a head!) Despite some genteel cursing as I cut 40 strands of yarn for the mane as a finishing touch, I’m pretty pleased with this fellow. I had a pillow toy that I loved when I was growing up, so I’m hoping this one is a hit, too!