Penguins need sweaters


21 Responses to “Penguins need sweaters”

  1. grimc says:

    “Don’t fall for it.”

    - Dogs

  2. xzzy says:

    And what purpose does a bed made of paperback books serve? Keeps their toes from chafing?

  3. lurker_erin says:

    I can’t “just look” at ‘im.  He isn’t a banana.

  4. Shibi_SF says:

    Where are his real flappers? Do they think that he doesn’t notice the stuffed animal arms? 

  5. here is a NZ tweet that better explains

      Can you knit? Penguin jumpers needed for #NewZealand penguins affected by oil spill. #knitting

  6. David James says:

    My wife’s grandmother keeps knitting dishrags and handing them out to the family in bulk… This would be a way better use of her time.

    • Guest says:

      I salute your grandmother-in-law.  Knitting in cotton is hard on the hands, since the fiber has no real elasticity, and the tension to achieve gauge must be held by the knitter’s throwing hand.

      I’ve been knitting these for family and friends since my grandmother passed away.  I’ve probably knit 20 of them since August, to meet their requests.  Once you’ve used handknit dishclothes, it’s tough to go back to those thin, cheap store-bought ones.

  7. Their feldspars says:

    It’s the year of the penguin on the desktop!

  8. aynrandspenismighty says:

    Can’t you just wring them out ala Futurama?

  9. Matthew Holloway says:

    They make these for parrots out of t-shirt material – they often develop a kind of OCD which causes them to pluck out their feathers, and the little t-shirts prevent that.  I’m wondering if these penguin sweaters need to be knitted, or can they be sewn from a cheap fabric?  It would definitely be more efficient.

  10. Niki Marinis says:

    I am so down with this. I love knitting and these would be quick to whip up. Let’s get it on!!

  11. tewsday says:

    Someone please knit them little tuxedo sweaters!

  12. Miss Cellania says:

    This is the spring newsletter. Do they still need sweaters?

    • Alpacaman says:

      It is Spring in New Zealand (where the oil spill happened) atm – so, yeah, they probably do still need sweaters

  13. pjcamp says:

    I don’t get it. Where’s the banana?

  14. jcartan says:

    In 2000 a similar call went out for 100 penguin sweaters and over 15,000 were received. Skeins (the yarn shop cited) says they already have enough sweaters.

  15. teapot says:

    This is so adorable that I thought I should pixel me up a real penguin wearing one.

  16. karen kessel says:

    actually, snopes has it as true! if you read, the pic of stuffed animal was posted by one of the knitters- doesn’t mean they don’t actually go to real penguins.

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