Five weeks ago New Zealanders were horrified by the oil spill on Bay of Plenty beaches and kind-hearted crafters sprung into action to help out. A knitting pattern was posted online for a penguin jumper to help rehabilitate any affected little happy feet.
A cuter feel-good project would be hard to find, so the call for jumpers went global on websites like Etsy.
Soon there was a surplus of jumpers (you can read about it here on the Skeinz blog). But you can now buy your own penguin, and help the sick ones!!!
Images from http://theyarnkitchen.blogspot.com/
Gorgeous wool shop skeinz.com is selling soft toys - complete with hand-knitted jumper - for $25, with 100% of proceeds going to a penguin rescue fund. And for $5 you can stock up on an extra jumper too (if you have a soft toy fiend in the house like I do maybe they will fit some other toys too). Christmas shopping anyone?
p.s. Thanks to @RachelRayner for penguin updates, she has even written a crochet pattern here