Saturday, October 22, 2011
Now here's something I'd never thought I'd knit. But then when I think about it, it's a super idea. A company in New Zeeland wants people to knit wool sweaters that will be shipped to workers rescuing birds that are victims of an oil spill. The sweaters keep the birds warm until they are healthy enough to be scrubbed clean and they also prevent the birds for picking their feathers and thus ingest the toxic oil.
So if you have patterns, color combinations or other things you want to experiment with but not yet have the project for it, this one is perfect. Or if you just want to do some mindless knitting in front of the TV and make a good deed at the same time.
If you want an easy pattern to follow, click on this link, where you will also find the address to where you send your little penguin sweaters.