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Apr 17, 2006

Penguin Cozies

The Salt Lake Tribune reported what's coming down the Fashion Runway for penguins. Namely, tight-fitting wool sweaters in various Spring colors. The sweaters help rehabilitate penguins caught in oil spills by keeping them warm and prevent oil ingestion.


The sweaters not only look fabulous, but improve the survival rate to about 98%.
Thanks for sending in, Tom S. and John J. B.

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awwww! precious

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:07 PM

Ah, this just makes me so happy!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:08 PM

Wonderful little penguins wearing life-saving sweaters!!

little miao
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:16 PM

OK, how can we knitters get in on this?

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:23 PM

Thats it, I make this officially official, this week, month or maybe entire new category is dedicated on, TA-DA! Knitting and Crocheting!!!!!!!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:31 PM

this is amazing. who would not love this?!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:01 PM

The blue penguin of NZ and Australia - the world's smallest penguin...wearing shimmering chenille-type sweaters? Cute Overload, you are GOOD.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:02 PM

Heh, it looks like the orange be-sweatered one is taking a bow for being oh so chic:

'Mr. Pengy, who are you wearing?'

'Oh, this is from the new House of Eudyptula spring line. They do great work'

Mike G.
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:03 PM

So cute... the one with the orange jumper looks a little drunk to me lol

Lick My Pickles
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:03 PM

Do they take donations??! I'd love to knit sweaters for penguins! Poor little guys!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:03 PM

"Come on, Dani, walk like you own it! You do know they're filming?
"Well the damn thing ITCHES, Petra!"

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 07:12 PM

Ahhhhh!! so cute and sweet that I cried!

Marcus Hartsfield
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:07 PM

They're just about ready to break into the penguin waiter dance from Mary Poppins!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:08 PM

Thanks for making my day.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:21 PM

Brings a little tear to my eye. *snurfle*

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:22 PM

Hey,does this penguin dress make my arms look fat?? They are tooooooo stinkin' cute!!!!

Boos girl
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:23 PM

PENGUINS!!! ::takes and hugs::

co addict
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:28 PM

Dear Meg,
A plethora of knitters want to help save penguins! Is there a pattern to knit penguin sweaters/address to send them to?

Thanks for the cute!

Other Meg

Other Meg
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:32 PM

They look FABULOUS!!!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:58 PM

That is cute AND sweet that the penguins are being helped.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 09:23 PM

does that orange one come in a smaller size? it looks a little large on him/her.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 09:25 PM

I should mention that according to snopes.com, the penguin rescuers have MORE than enough sweaters by this point (I've heard tallies of up to 15,000, too, but I bet that's an exaggeration), so they probably don't need any more...

But I won't, because I'm distracted by cute.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 09:48 PM

The pink and green one is wearing my fave colors... awwww. =)

Torley Linden
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 09:58 PM

PAYN-WAYNZZZZZ. Wow. I was inCREDibly grumpy, because I blew through two CDs and two hours before I got all the bugs out of the files I was burning, and got the autostart going and got them working on both MAC and PC, and all that crap.

Then I said, "Hrmph. I'm going to take my sourpuss little butt over to CuteO, and sulk." But this photo blew the sulks away. I love you, Meg, and I love you Theo! Don't ever stop! Going to be cheerful after all tonight!

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 10:10 PM

It's so nice to see new pics of sweatered penguins! Check these links for the lowdown:

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/penguinfaq.htm (includes linke to pattern)

I think the Tasmanian Conservation Trust is now selling plush penguins wearing sweaters... I saw some pics of same a few months back.

E. Collison
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 10:29 PM

Bingo! Click here for "Australian Made Dressed Penguins":


Proceeds go to maintaining the Phillip Island Nature Park in Aus, complete with its flock of Little Penguins. (

E. Collison
 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 10:32 PM

ewwww....cute little penguins. r those puppies clothes lol

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 11:59 PM

OMG - cute AND livesaving penguin sweaters! I'm the happiest girl on earth.

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 12:01 AM

Oops ... correction. "Lifesaving".

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 12:06 AM

awwwwwwwwwwwwww...cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute thass da cutest thing that i've ever seenn........it will make ppl gooo awwwwwww ... my granz can make more of those jumpers...

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 01:08 AM

It seems the penguins are going for something less formal than the tuxedoes they normally wear.-Woods Walker

Woods walker
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 01:31 AM

the sweaters look like wrist bands

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 02:49 AM

Wee little penguins wearing brightly-coloured sweaters. What happy planet does this occur on? I looked, I blinked, I laughed, and I got a very warm and happy little feeling inside. Thanks, CO, for the best thing I've seen all week.

A thinker
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 05:25 AM

God, those pics aren't cute. Who would EVER put a sweater on a penguin? I have never in my whole life put a sweater on my penguin, and it's fine. That's TORTURE.

Kidding, kidding. Sometimes I have a hard time resisting. Those are a-freaking-dorable. I love the stripes on the green sweater.

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 06:02 AM

Just when I think there's no love left in this cruel ol' world...

Thanks, I needed that.

Diane N
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 06:55 AM

Abazone, you had me going there. Heh.

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 06:57 AM

[scowls at Abazoe... then starts laughing]

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 07:00 AM

Someone needs to knit a yellow sweater with a black zigzag stripe around the tummy.

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 07:26 AM

Penguins would make the best Charlie Browns. They have just the right blend of exasperation and clumsiness mixed in with hope. What a great idea!

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 07:34 AM

pennins in sweatuuurrrrrsss! mega cute!

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 07:39 AM

"Today on 'Penguin Style', we have Sparky in a lovely green striped top and Puffball wearing a dashing burnt orange number..."

Oh lordy, just when I thought the tree sweater was cute, now CO lands us this helluva gem! Penguin sweaters: practical and cute!

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 08:32 AM

*roflmao* Its knitting madness... its spreading like wildfire! I swear if I didn't know better I would think that CO was channeling my late grandmother, she would have been tickeled pink (blue, green, orange...) She was that woman who knit while talking to you, riding the bus, etc and never even looked down to see what she was making, she knew by feel. Then again with age that talent declined slightly and I was the only girl in high school with a beautiful, custom sweater with sleeves of to different lengths! This is hysterical and brings fond memories, thanks!

Knitted penguins and pups and trees oh my!

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 09:13 AM

i like the falling over penguin. he's all like..."hey!!!! wait for MEEEEEEE! *oooof*"

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 09:23 AM

do penguins sweat?

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 10:18 AM

I wonder if your knitting grandmother and MY knitting Aunt Mary were related to each other??? They sound like identical knitting twins!

you guys r silly
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 11:01 AM

Maybe we could knit hundreds of BIGGER Penguin sweaters and take a trek up to where all those Emperor Penguins (March of the Penguins) march --- put 'em all in toasty warm sweaters to help them get through the cold winter! (And of course, newborn sized ones to slip on all the sweet little babies...Heck! --- EGG-SHAPED cozies to slip on all the incubating eggs!!!)Is anybody with me on this? &:o?

you guys r silly
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 11:05 AM

I wish they had little hoodies, too. Can you IMAGINE?! Little pengies with hoods?

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 11:07 AM

Zelda --- Hoodies would be *adorable*!
Little pointed ski caps (with a pom-pom on the tip of the point) would be wonderful TOO!

you guys r silly
 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 11:16 AM

Oh yes, or long stocking caps with stripes!

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 11:44 AM

Have I mentioned you guys are scaring me? You have all been assimilated to the way of the yarn... reisist, resist I say... you can fight it!!! *rofl*

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 12:02 PM

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