and read the various comments left by others. This led me to this blog and these pigeons
and from there to this blog which also has a pattern for the duckling
That was Sunday evening. Monday morning I printed out the pattern, found needle and wool and took it to work with me. Spent time at work making Quackers (isn't it great having a job where you can do things like that), the residents all loved her and several want me to knit them one.