Ellie’s right. She says “a knitting pattern for a penguin jumper makes a rubbish Christmas present.” And I have to agree. Making sweaters to keep penguins warm after an oil spill and calling it a good deed seems to be misdirecting people’s charitable energy. Why not get us up in arms about the oil spill in the first place? And if the penguins need warmth after an oil spill, insist the perpetrator’s spend the time and energy to protect them. Don’t waste knitter’s good will. Save the adorable penguin vests for your stuffed dolls.

Ok, back to work now…

[UPDATE] John asked if this is a hoax… Snopes says it’s true!

Via Knitting News

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Charity Knitting Gone too Far

4 thoughts on “Charity Knitting Gone too Far

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:44 am
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    Is this a hoax?

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:56 am
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    I don’t think so–but I’d be happy to hear if it were.

  • November 28, 2006 at 1:02 pm
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    I believe this was a program for a one-time need several years ago and now it is closed. They are cute, though, aren’t they? 🙂

  • November 28, 2006 at 8:58 pm
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    Will wonders never since . . . I agree. A waste of knitting effort.

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