Knitters Respond to Help Penguins Affected By Oil Spill

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Sweaters protect the penguins from preening their feathers and ingesting  the toxic oil.
In response to the recent oil spill off the coast of Tauranga, crafters  knitted sweaters by the hundreds for the affected Blue Penguins.
A few of the collected sweaters.
Sweaters protect the penguins from preening their feathers and ingesting  the toxic oil.

Sweaters protect the penguins from preening their feathers and ingesting the toxic oil.

Photo: Craftzine.com

In response to the recent oil spill off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, crafters knitted sweaters by the hundreds for the affected Blue Penguins. These sweaters protect the penguins from preening their feathers and ingesting the toxic oil. The New Zealand yarn store Skeinz provided a free pattern on their website, and then collected all donations and distributed them to the penguins in need. The response from knitters eager to help was overwhelming, and more than enough "Penguin PJs" have since been collected. If you're still working on your contribution, feel free to still send it: a reserve will be kept available just in case.

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belleeven writes: wow. I wouldn't have thought that would work - hope the poor creatures are ok now. Nice to know knitting actually can help save the world. :)
Posted: 5:30 am on September 6th
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