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Postby nigel » 07 Mar 2014, 20:21

If you have any Australian connections you might want to point this out to them. There is a link in the article to the pattern.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... e-penguins
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Postby crazypianolady » 07 Mar 2014, 21:20

It's in the Top 20 being 'Favourite-d' on Ravelry at the moment! :grin:
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Postby kated » 08 Mar 2014, 18:26

Apparently, it's a bit of a scam - there haven't been any oiled penguins there for a good while, 2003? I think. It's good publicity for their Phillip Island Penguin Foundation and in their latest update, (8th March 2014) they are saying they don't actually need any little jumpers for penguins but hey, it's great practice for knitters isn't it.
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Postby organic chick » 14 Mar 2014, 21:28

Does anyone have an easy knitting pattern for a chick egg cosy? Suitable for a child who is learning? Thanks
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Postby organic chick » 20 Mar 2014, 00:03

organic chick wrote:Does anyone have an easy knitting pattern for a chick egg cosy? Suitable for a child who is learning? Thanks


We found one, which I will upload here when on the iMac. Thanks for the off forum messages too!!

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Postby NannyP » 20 Mar 2014, 06:28

http://love-in-the-language-of-yarn.blogspot.com.tr/2014/01/syrian-children-need-our-help-to-keep.html

Here's another knitting project, to help Syrian refugees.

Winter conditions make it harder for Syrians to live in their country, cities have been bombed and there are even children who have died of cold. It is estimated that 300,000 refugees will be living in refugee camps in 2014, with a further 1.2 million elsewhere in Turkey. Turkey currently hosts approximately 700,000 refugees. “It is so hard to keep the children warm and dry in the winter, we have no heating, we have just a few blankets and these clothes we are wearing,” said one young mother as she cuddled her three young children tightly to her.


I sent off a parcel to Turkey yesterday, and will do another soon. Here are a couple of photos from the Facebook page.....it's still looks freezing there.
These are some of the sacks of blankets (made sewing together the 8" squares) that have recently been delivered.
All parcels must be less than 2kg to clear customs

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'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees. All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us. Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn. We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of 'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Cumhuriyet Mahlesi
Sürücü Sokak
Yildrim Apart 11/2
Kuşadasi
Aydin
Turkey.
We now also have a branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is
'LILY' C/O A Mencke
P.O. Box 2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941
Mark the parcels - 'Small packet, knitting for charity, No commercial value'

and keep weight to 2 kg (4.4 pounds) or under. On the customs declaration please keep value to a minimum amount.
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