PMpSun, 27 Apr 2014 21:24:46 -040024Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
We had such an overwhelming response to our knitting club in the first week and we would like to thank all the children who attended. Thank you also to the teachers who came along and assisted us. Thanks Anne Maree and Luisa. Also a big thank you to Hebo’s mum who came along to help.
Trying to cast on and instruct many children how to knit can be tricky. Parents and grandparents are welcome to come along on, Thursday’s at lunch time 11.10 and 11.40 am, and help. If your child is interested in knitting can you please send them along to school with a pair of knitting needles and wool (we have some supplies but they were limited on the day). It would be a great help if parents could cast on (about 40 stitches for a blanket square) and knit a couple of rows to start your child off.
Thanks again for your support
Jessica and Sia
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PMpThu, 03 Apr 2014 22:58:24 -040058Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
This is an article from the above website:
Knitted penguin jumpers
This is not a fashion statement!
These knitted penguin jumpers play an important role in saving little penguins affected by oil pollution. A patch of oil the size of a thumb nail can kill a little penguin. Oiled penguins often die from exposure and starvation. Oil separates and mats feathers, allowing water to get in which makes a penguin very cold, heavy and less able to successfully hunt for food.
When oiled penguins are admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at Phillip Island Nature Parks, a knitted jumper is placed on the penguins to prevent them from preening and swallowing the toxic oil before they are washed and the oil removed by staff.
453 little penguins were affected by the last major oil spill near Phillip Island in 2001. 96% were successfully saved and rehabilitated at the Wildlife Clinic and released back into the wild.
Other websites for your information:
Knitters wanted for penguin pullovers – ABC Melbourne – Australian
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