Thursday, March 29, 2007

Elephant seals on the beach

I ripped the top of the hat back to before where I started the decreases. Between decreasing earlier and the two 20" or so lengths of fun fur scraps, I hope I can close the hat properly.

On the other hand, it may already be too late to send to Tacoma.

Happy ocean photo. These are elephant seals. According to my environmental education friends, the babies have to gain something like 10 lbs a day before mom leaves them to figure out how to swim on their own. Apparently the milk from the mom is about 55% fat!


Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

At first I thought they weren't alive and didn't want to take a closer look. But they're just babies sleeping or sunbathing on the beach, huh? Thankgoodness, LOL.

knitseashore said...

I hope your hat works out now!

I've never seen seals like that, but I'm glad they're OK -- maybe just sunning themselves?