Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
–William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
I’ve been wanting to make penguin hats for a while now, maybe since last winter. So these are my first attempts at penguins, I still have some tweaking to do for future penguins, but I am pretty pleased with these lil’ guys. I admit, my skills on crocheting a nose (on the little penguin) needs serious improvement… But in time, I have no doubt it will become easier to me, with practice, of course.
Doesn’t this time of year, just make you love all the cute, little winter creatures?
And to combine several different personal interests of mine, have you seen this?
Wishing everyone Happy Feet!