Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Warning -- Cutsie Wootsie Ahead!

I have no knitting to show tonight. Instead I have pictures taken by my co-worker, Tim, today of this sweet little guy (actually he was quite big) sunning himself on the ice in the river behind the tourist bureau in town. He was there this morning when we were going to work, and he was still there when I left at 2:30. I accidentally left my camera at the store yesterday, so this morning I went over and took some pictures, but his camera is much better than mine. My zoom isn't as good. He was having a great old time flopping all over the place in the sun. At lunchtime he was drifting on a small patch of ice and nearing the bridge. When we came back from getting our lunch and Tim's camera we thought he was gone at first, but he had jumped in the water and swam back up to the ice behind the tourist bureau again.

I love seals. I love animals in general. I can't watch footage of the seal hunts on tv. When the hunt opens they usually show it on the news, and I change the channel. People may disagree with me, but in my opinion it's cruel. I know they say there's too many of them, and they eat the fish, but I'm sorry, clubbing them to death is inhumane. Look at that sweet little face! And the fuzzy little white babies! Don't get me goin'!
I do have another pair of work socks completed and a fourth (and final pair for now) almost done. I will have pictures next post. I may as well wait until I have the fourth pair finished. I would have probably had them done this evening, but last night my right elbow and forearm ached so much I had to stop knitting once I finished the first sock. I had a hard time weaving in the ends. At least it's gone now, although earlier when I was knitting my arm kinda felt funny certain ways I was holding it.
Well, I'll stop here for now. I will have a post again really soon, I hope, with actual knitting content. Anyone interest in doing a sock swap? Pop on over here for the details. I haven't decided yet, but I have been thinking about joining.
Thanks again to Tim for letting me post his seal pictures.
Happy knitting!
I have no idea why, but this new Blogger still isn't keeping my spaces between paragraphs. Grrrrr!!!


Anonymous Heddy said...

wow! 4 pairs! that's one lucky man! No wonder your arm feels funny -- you have turned into a knitting machine! I can't wait to see the pictures (you should make him model them for the blog!)

the seal is cute, but be careful ... they give a mean bite and are generally quite nasty if you get close. We had one in the back yard each of the past 2 winters(just up the road from where this one is now,) and had a heck of a time getting them to move on -- he would growl at the dog, and was somewhat aggressive if we or the dogs got close. Cute but scarey!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The seal pics are so cute! He/she looks like he/she is posing for the pics!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The seal pics are great! Just remember not to get too close. Cute but dangerous from what I understand!

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

OMG! He is so cute. And I'm with you on clubbing... ick.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. The cuteness! The cuteness!!! I *so* love seals - like you I absolutely can't watch the news coverage when the hunting season begins, it totally breaks my heart - how in all the world can someone do anything bad to such a sweet little one? Thanks so much for sharing these most amazing pics!

1:48 AM  

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