Friday, November 18, 2011

Save the Penguins!

Five weeks ago New Zealanders were horrified by the oil spill on Bay of Plenty beaches and kind-hearted crafters sprung into action to help out. A knitting pattern was posted online for a penguin jumper to help rehabilitate any affected little happy feet.

A cuter feel-good project would be hard to find, so the call for jumpers went global on websites like Etsy.

Soon there was a surplus of jumpers (you can read about it here on the Skeinz blog). But you can now buy your own penguin, and help the sick ones!!!

Gorgeous wool shop is selling soft toys - complete with hand-knitted jumper - for $25, with 100% of proceeds going to a penguin rescue fund. And for $5 you can stock up on an extra jumper too (if you have a soft toy fiend in the house like I do maybe they will fit some other toys too). Christmas shopping anyone?

p.s. Thanks to @RachelRayner for penguin updates, she has even written a crochet pattern here


  1. That's a lovely post - so glad the pattern is so successful and that funds are being raised for such a lovely cause. Good luck!

  2. So cute!! Lovely cosies :-) Couldn't find you on Twitter but please pop in and say hello!


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