**UPDATE** Good news! The penguins are all set, and no more knit jumpers are needed at this time. @AmykNitZ on Twitter shared this link and let us know that the penguins have more than enough sweaters. Instead, check out some of the other many knitting, crochet and sewing charities that are going on this winter, like the Mitten Commitment (via @SisterDiane) If you thought the hens in jumpers were adorable, prepare to pass out from cuteness with these penguins in sweaters. A New Zealand yarn store is calling for knitters to whip out their needles in an effort to provide sweater vests to penguins affected by an oil spill.
As you may be aware the oil spill & potential disastrous effects to wildlife & environment off the coast of Tauranga is frightening. A small number of little blue penguins have already been caught in the oil spilled to date with growing fears that more will be effected. Skeinz has been asked to help with the penguin relief by knitting small Penguin PJ’s to help protect the birds & prevent them from preening their feather & ingesting the toxic oil.