Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, put a call out to knitters worldwide on 11 October, to knit sweaters for penguins affected by the New Zealand 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."
Quote from The Yarn Kitchen; Skeinz blog
|The TV3 Cameraman c/o Skeinz blog The Yarn Kitchen|
and soon after "we do have critical mass of jumpers"!
A heartwarming story, related to such a tragic event.