Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Penguins in sweaters? I'm in love!

How cute is this??
(Photo credit: Toby Zerna/Newspix/Rex USA)

Skeinz knitting shop in New Zealand sent out an S.O.S. for "jumpers" (sweaters to Americans) for blue penguins that have been caught in the recent oil spill. Until the penguins are well enough to be cleaned,the jumpers keep them warm and prevent them from preening (and ingesting oil). I can't make the link work, but the Skeinz blog is found at The post which gives instructions for penguin jumpers is dated October 11, 2011.

Now, the folks at Skeinz say that the donated penguin jumpers have reached critical mass, but at last post they will continue to stockpile jumpers for future use. (I think toy penguins dressed in donated sweaters would be a great fund-raiser to benefit all wildlife impacted by oil spills. I'd buy one in a heartbeat!)