According to the Chinese Zodiac, February 10th kicked off the Year of the Snake. The snake is the sixth of twelve animal signs, and is said to be the most enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the animals signs. Astrologers believe that this Year of the Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail, thus focus and discipline will be necessary for people to achieve what they set out to create. Ancient Chinese wisdom also says a snake in the house is a good omen which means that your family will not starve.
All that said, I’m still not ready to bring a python and aqarium into my house. On the flipside, one made from yarn might not be so bad. A quick search on Ravelry warranted a bunch of great, free patterns (including stashbusters). Links are below for your yarny enjoyment: