When I saw this story, my heart melted. Maybe you already know about it, but if not, because we're so close to the crafting community, I thought I'd share it here.
Many blue penguins were caught in that recent oil spill off the coast of New Zealand and a yarn store called Skeinz has set up a rescue idea to knit sweaters for the affected penguins (who need to wear them so they don't ingest the oil when they preen themselves - until they are all cleaned). Apparantly sweaters have been arriving from all around the world and the good news is it seems they have enough at the moment. You can however keep tabs on the situation at their blog, The Yarn Kitchen. Such a heartwarming story and how adorable are those sweaters? (Wouldn't you just die if you saw one wearing one you had knit)? Here's the knitting instructions anyway, just in case you find a cold penguin in your local neighborhood (or maybe a small puppy):