Act of kindness from sheepish 'Ninja knitters'

Last updated 05:00 11/08/2014
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YARN BOMBING: One of the colourful sheep that has appeared in Latimer Square to spread some cheer.

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A couple of colourful sheep popped up in Latimer Square in central Christchurch to spread some cheer at the weekend.

The friendly-looking animal sculptures, covered in a crochet and knitted patchwork and accompanied by a bundle of knitted flowers, were a random act of kindness from a group called the "Ninja Knitters".

It shied away from publicity, but the group said it aimed to put a smile on people's faces. The pom-poms adorning one sheep were knitted by many Cantabrians.

The sheep are an expression of guerilla art known as yarn bombing, whereby crafts adorn public areas, or sculptures.

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