This was my second non-scarf finished object, and If I ever have the urge to install a zipper into 1/4" thick felted wool, I will allow anyone to smack me upside the head with a sheep.
I made one rather large change to the pattern from the Stitch n' Bitch book. I matched the stripes. I hated the non-matching stripes in the book. They gave me the heebie-jeebies.