I finally got around to knitting a zodiac animal for the year. I like to decorate my genkan (front entranceway) with the “Year of the whatever creature it is”, and had a crocheted monkey for the past year. Well, it’s now the Year of the Rooster, and I had some pretty alpaca grey yarn to play around with. I used the Plucky Hen pattern by Claire Garland, which was just massively fun. Knitting short rows to shape a stuffed animal is far more fun to me than crocheting the same sort of thing, even if crocheting is probably easier. I just love this little dude and his fat butt.