This little guy was given along with that book to a big, lovable one-year old.
Even though the birthday is in December, I finished this softie back in June (hence the blooming pansies). The pattern (from one of my favourite knitting books; ravelry details here) uses skinny sock yarn, but the size makes him a surprisingly quick knit.
Does it look like a gorilla to you? Maybe I should've stuffed his shoulders more.