The oil spill off the coast of Tauranga has been devastating wildlife in the coastal areas of New Zealand. Now, there’s a way for you to help from the comfort of your couch or rocking chair: knit pro bono!
Penguin pjs protect the little creatures caught in the spill from ingesting oil gathered in their feathers. While the toxic sludge doesn’t damage them through exposure, it does kill the small creatures if they eat it while preening. Enter: hand-knit penguin frocks. These homemade devices protect the penguins from themselves while offering the global public a chance to utilize our knitting prowess for the penguin-saving good.
For patterns for the knit all-wool tunics & the mailing address for your completed life saving devices, check out the details of the campaign launched by New Zealand yarn manufacturer Skeinz here.