Knitters Make Sweaters For Penguins After Oil Spill

In News on November 9, 2011 at 3:00 am

In their oil-soaked state, the birds shouldn’t preen themselves because their feathers are contaminated. They also need help staying warm before and after rescue workers do what they can to clean them up.
So Skeinz, a knitting shop in Napier, New Zealand, put out a call for knitters to make little sweaters for penguins in need. And boy, have knitters around the world responded. One blog post from the folks at Skeinz.com ran under the headline “It’s raining jumpers.”  Another ran with the headline “We have Critical Mass” — but Skeinz is still encouraging determined knitters to send their handiwork along to “keep stocks available for the Wildlife Rescue Team to draw from if required.”
This isn’t the first time that penguins have been outfitted with sweet little sweaters. Let’s take a waddle down penguin lane to see some other penguins in sweaters — because you can never have enough photos of that!

(spotted at Animal Track)

Want to make an adorable sweater for a penguin in a pinch? You can find specifications — (for instance, they must be made of 100 percent wool yarn, and they must be just the right size) — as well as an address to send your creations, here.
  1. OMG! That is so ridiculously cute.. That definitely put a smile on my face. I would make one but can't knit worth a dime, definitely putting that on my goal list now.

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