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Knitters Wanted

Dudes, how could I not pass along this Public Service Announcement once I knew about it? See, there was an oil spill off New Zealand, in a place where there are lots of penguins.

Specifically, baby penguins, who need warmth.

Specifically, they need sweaters. Or, if you prefer, jumpers.

You can read the entire call for action here at gothamist, complete with links to news articles, proof that the call for sweaters is real, and instructions on how to knit the sweaters/jumpers and where to send them.




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newport2newport
Oct. 20th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Are you friends with inknbeans (LJ user name)? Give her a nudge...I'll bet she'd LOVE to participate in this project!
kellyrfineman
Oct. 20th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Isn't it a cool (well, warm) project?
mostly_irish
Oct. 20th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
That is so cute AND so wonderful. I cannot knit to save my life (or, sadly, even a penguin's life) but I have many friends who do, and have passed this along. Thanks!
kellyrfineman
Oct. 20th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Nor can I knit (to save anyone's life, even). But hey - I figure alerting those who are handy with sticks and string is a good thing!
tltrent
Oct. 20th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
*dies of cute and awesome*
kellyrfineman
Oct. 20th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Inorite?
robinellen
Oct. 20th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
I wish they had instructions for crocheting...too sweet :)
kellyrfineman
Oct. 20th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
I will see if I can find such a thing . . . that's something I could actually do!
ex_kmessner
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, this makes me wish that I knew how to knit better. I can only do scarves - but maybe I could make some itty bitty ones...?
kellyrfineman
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I cannot knit, plain and simple. And I'm afraid they don't need scarves, no matter how many stuffed penguins seem to wear them. But maybe it's something you could try?
beckylevine
Oct. 21st, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
Sending this to my mom. She's been knitting sweaters for my sister's (hairless) pomaranian, but how many sweaters can one dog wear?
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
This sounds right up your mom's alley. The wee penguins (which are called Little Penguins, but also Little Blue Penguins and Fairy Penguins) need wool sweaters!
writerjenn
Oct. 21st, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
That photo is priceless.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I ganked it, of course.
boreal_owl
Oct. 21st, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
I don't knit, but I sent the link to some people who do.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Barb. I don't knit either, but I figured I'd do what I could for the wee penguins.
midnightblooms
Oct. 21st, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I about died of cuteness when I saw that picture! Poor little guys.

My knitting is nearly nonexistent, but I've also passed the link to knitters I know and I think I'll do a test run on the pattern this weekend. (They don't have to be pretty, just warm, right?) But please do pass along a crochet pattern if you find one. Fellow crocheter (Is that a word?) here!
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
The cuteness really is overwhelming. The particular penguins involved are known as Little Penguins, but also "Little Blue Penguins" (they appear a bluish-grey color) and "Fairy Penguins" (is that not cute?)

I have not been successful in locating a crochet pattern yet. I will alert the presses should that change!
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