A Mormon Image: Sweaters for the Penguins

February 18, 2010 | 13 comments
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The sweaters that these penguins are wearing are designed to save their lives after oil spills off of the Australian coast. They were knitted by Aussie Relief Society sisters. Who says that LDS service projects aren’t fun? (And as Nate asked last time: Who got to put them on the penguins?)

(Picture courtesy of LDS Newroom; originally linked in this prior T&S post.)

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13 Responses to A Mormon Image: Sweaters for the Penguins

  1. Julie M. Smith on February 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Awwww . . . .

  2. Bill of Wasilla on February 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Reminds me of the Exxon Valdez.

    I hope those penguins live long and fruitful.

  3. Rose Green on February 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Awesome.

  4. Ardis Parshall on February 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I love that they’ve made them pretty and stylish — whatever that means to penguins! — rather than using any old uncoordinated scraps of yarn.

  5. Derek on February 19, 2010 at 12:58 am

    What happens when they grow too big for the sweaters?

  6. jeans on February 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Now that is a service project I could totally get behind. Who knew?

  7. L-d Sus on February 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Sound track for this image: All Creature of our God and King.

  8. L-d Sus on February 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Oops, make that CreatureS

  9. Jonathan Green on February 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Derek, at that point the boy penguins get suits and ties so they can pass the sacrament, and the girl penguins really need to start wearing sweaters with sleeves.

  10. Chelsea on February 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Cuteness overload!

  11. kathy dangerfield on February 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The earnest penguin in green appears really excited about sweater fashion, his/her orange clad friend just looks a bit confused by it all. I don’t knit, but I would learn how if there were to be a worldwide appeal for penguin “purled” protection.

  12. Stephanie on February 20, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Wow, what a cool idea.

  13. SUNNofaB.C.Rich on February 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    If I was the penguin on the left, i’d go jump back in the oil spill.