When knitting meets charity – Penguins!

Yarn lovers unite!
Today I am happy to share a beautiful initiative that I am sure will make my fellow knitters go “awwwwww”.

Today on my Facebook feed I read about a new charity project that really warmed my heart, so I decided to share it, in the hope to reach many other knitters and animal lovers.

It is sponsored by the Penguin Foundation an Australian association that is trying to preserve, study and reabilitate penguins.

They are collecting knitted little jumpers for the penguins that are undergoing recovery after being contaminated from oil spill.
Beside looking extremely cute and fashionable, on their website they explain how the knitted jumpers help the penguins:

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“When oiled penguins are admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at Phillip Island Nature Parks, a knitted jumper is placed on the penguins to prevent them from preening and swallowing the toxic oil before they are washed and the oil removed by staff.”

They also provide the pattern as a free download on their webite (If you are lazy you can just click here).

I invite all of you to visit their website, and if you don’t know how to knit, you can always donate what you can.

If someone is interested to contrinute, but is put off by the idea to send a parcel to the other side of the world, I am more than willing to organize a collection point and send them all in one single parcel (email me at simply.yarn@gmail.com and we will come up with some ideas).

Now go, and cast one on!

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