bleppo pointed this out to me in a comment to another of my LJ posts:
You Know You Want to Knit A Sweater for A Penguin | Common Dreams
"The New Zealand oil spill coated thousands of seabirds in oil, putting many at risk of freezing and/or being poisoned to death. A call has gone out for knitted woolens to keep them warm until they can be cleaned, and prevent them from nibbling the oil. There's instructions. And c'mon: penguin sweaters!"
- I was first made aware of it on the #IMMD feed of the icanhascheezburger.com sites, here.
- New Zealand Penguins in Need of Sweaters
- The NZ knitting shop (Skeinz) newsletter asking us to knit sweaters for penguins.
- The pattern is on Ravelry as well!
This is also published on my knitting blog.