Monday, October 24, 2011

New Zealand Penguins in Need of Sweaters

New Zealand Penguins in Need of Sweaters: A yarn store in New Zealand is making an unusual request that is pulling at the heart-strings of the world—they are asking people to sew knit sweaters for penguins affected by the country’s oil spill. The “penguin jumpers” are intended to keep the birds warm...

I am not a knitter and have destroyed several very nice skeins of wool in the process of learning this life lesson. But if anything could get me to knit it's the thought of penguins -- just about my favorite members of the animal kingdom -- needing sweaters. Any knitters in Buttercupland?

12 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I'm not either, but I hope there are some out there.
sandie

Mevely317 said...

Yep, my heart-strings are stretched.
I've forwarded this to a high-school pal who does beautiful work... let's hope her heart is similarly touched!

TARYTERRE said...

I can't knit but my daughters learned via lessons when they were tweens. This is a worthy cause. Maybe this story will help them revisit their hobby. Who doesn't love a penguin. GREAT post Buttercup.

We are: clamco said...

Oh that photo is precious! I forwarded the article to a friend who can knit. I, unfortunately don't have that talent.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I saw that on the news too. I knit but not well enough for that either.

Marilyn said...

What a sweet post....
Have a Great Day!!
Marilyn

Catherine said...

Oh how sweet. I am sure that those who are talented enough to knit will respond to this need. Blessings, Catherine.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I wish I could knit:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

~Kristen~ said...

One of my co-workers had posted on her Facebook that she was going to knit sweaters for penguins and at the time I thought she was kidding, and then it was on the news that night. I crochet, but I thought about doing it since I have a lot of "scraps" just sitting around going to waste. They are so stinkin' cute when you see them waddling around in these sweaters.

Cindy said...

Not here, unfortunately, I only sew! =) Hugs, Cindy

blessedmom's simple home said...

I thought you were kidding at first. I never learned to knit or crochet. What an interesting idea to help penguins.
Blessings,
Marcia

Ms Sparrow said...

I keep wondering, when and how will they remove all of those little sweaters!