Hey Knitters: New Zealand Penguins Need Your Help

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Things are looking bleak for wildlife in New Zealand as the disastrous oil spill grows even worse. Oil-soaked penguins lose their natural ability to keep warm, and risk ingesting oil as they preen their feathers. So a yarn store in New Zealand has started collecting donations of ridiculously adorable sweaters to help the penguins out in their time of need.The sweaters are meant to both keep the penguins warm and stop them from grooming their feathers. Here's the yarn store's call for help:

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. If you can help out by knitting a penguin jumper - send them to Skeinz at the address below.

See the Skeinz site for instructions on how to knit a sweater that will fit a penguin.

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More on the New Zealand oil spill:
Oil Spill Will Get "Significantly Worse," Now New Zealand's Biggest Environmental Disaster In Decades
New Zealand Oil Spill Worsens as Oil Hits Shore, Threatens Local Wildlife
Worst of New Zealand Oil Spill Yet to Come as Ship Starts to Break Apart

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