Last week I posted a story about the Rena oil spill and a project initiated to help care for the penguins rescued from the sorry mess. The call to crafters was sent out via an email newsletter which requested the help of knitters to produce jumpers for the little birds to stop them preening their feathers and ingesting toxic oil during their recovery.
As it turns out, the project, although a well-intentioned request, was founded on miscommunication and unfortunately once it went viral there was no means of slowing it down. Despite checking my sources having received the email newsletter, it appears the information I published was incorrect (you can read the whole story here, along with some handy tips on how to manage an online volunteer campaign), so if you were inspired by the story to knit a penguin a jumper, I do apologise. Rest assured I will be triple-checking my facts before publishing in future!
On that note, if you’re now all cast on with no place to go, I know for sure, without a shadow of a doubt, that Container Love in Christchurch is still going strong and would love your help with their container cosy to raise spirits in Sumner.