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Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Tiny Sweaters For Injured Penguins
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Animals, Needle and Thread7 years ago

Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Tiny Sweaters For Injured Penguins

How long does it take to master a craft? How about 80 years? Because 109-year-old Australian Alfred Date has been knitting since the 1930s and his latest/most famous endeavor was making mini sweaters… for endangered penguins!

Back in 2013, Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation asked for volunteers to make sweaters for the rare “little penguins.” Alfie, who has yet to learn to say no, pitched in. Knitted penguin jumpers play an important role in saving little penguins affected by oil pollution.

Father to 7, grandparent to 20, he’s not only been an active knitter, but also a sportsman, having played golf till his 90’s.

His secret for longevity? “Waking up every morning”. See, he’s a joker, too!

More info: Phillip Island Penguin Foundation (h/t: ninemsnmashable)

Image credits: PenguinFoundation

Image credits: ninemsn

Image credits: ninemsn

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Pemberton
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7 years ago

Penguin wearing Penguin Books cover. I love it!

JohnHildyard-Todd
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7 years ago

Yes brilliant isn't it. Also like the superman outfit but with a "P" for penguin on it.

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7 years ago

Alfie you are amazing, love you're mini penguin jumpers xxx

JoannaNg
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Urm... No offence but "your" not "you're". "You're" is the abbreviated form of "You are".

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CelineDufraiche
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7 years ago

Beautiful.

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Pemberton
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7 years ago

Penguin wearing Penguin Books cover. I love it!

JohnHildyard-Todd
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7 years ago

Yes brilliant isn't it. Also like the superman outfit but with a "P" for penguin on it.

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7 years ago

Alfie you are amazing, love you're mini penguin jumpers xxx

JoannaNg
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7 years ago

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Urm... No offence but "your" not "you're". "You're" is the abbreviated form of "You are".

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CelineDufraiche
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7 years ago

Beautiful.

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