I first visited Korea as an adult in January of 2001. At the time, it was the coldest winter Korea had in about 30 years. Having only lived in Texas and California, I was completely shell-shocked, to say the least, by the cold weather. I also spent most of the winter deathly ill with one cold or flu spell after another. Still, there were a few moments when I was able to enjoy the winter scene and marvel at its beauty. Among the novel sights? Snowmen!
When my good friend, Jean, saw my knitted octopus toy, she suggested that I create a marine-scape. Intrigued by her suggestion, I thought about what kind of marine animal I’d like to tackle next. I was stumped for awhile, but then I finally settled upon this cute little whale. But unlike his literary cousin, this white whale gave me very little grief!