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Penguins in Sweaters Update

Penguins in Sweaters Update

You may all remember the photos of real penguins sporting hand made knit sweaters. Not only were the sweater wearing penguins adorable, but the plea for help to knit sweaters to help save them after an oil spill went viral, and now they have inspired a new kind of penguin wearing sweaters!

Flip and Peggy, in the photo above, are the new Penguin Rescue Fund mascots! The Penguin Rescue Fund was set up by Skeinz after they received more knit sweaters than they could use for the real little blue penguins. They decided that they would sell life sized stuffed penguins wearing the sweaters in order to put that surplus to good use. All of the money that is raised by the sale of these adorable penguins will benefit the real life counterparts.

They have found the most adorable life sized Little Blue Penguin stuffed toys (complete with penguin call when squeezed!) which will arrive all dressed up in a sweater! These would make an amazing holiday gift for the animal lover in your life. The sweaters are also available without a stuffed penguin, and you can buy yarn that will benefit the fund as well.

Do you knit or crochet? For those of you who want to create a Penguin PJ, they are still accepting them and will use them to sell for the fund. You can find the knit & crocheted pattern at Skeinz. To keep up on the project, and for future updates please be sure to follow the Skeinz blog, Just let me finish this row, darling.


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2:54AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

dressed for a night on the town huh.. :)

5:37AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

great news, thanks for sharing :)

10:07AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

I just love this!!

4:20PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

I wish I knew how to knit.I would have sent sweaters also.That's a wonderful idea putting the overstock to good use.

1:35PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

How nice that they actually received too many penquin sweaters! What a great way to use up the rest and raise extra funds. I am going to look into getting a couple. Thanks for getting the word out.

2:06AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Cute...! ^_^

9:18AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

@ Andrea C. - The article states that these are the excess sweaters that people donated...

8:55AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Great idea, as long as they are not made in China. Like the Canadian Winter Olympics' red and white mittens. I refused to own a pair. If anyone is to profit from this disaster, it should be the penguins and workers in New Zealand.

10:03PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Excellent idea!

7:38PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Great idea!

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