Act of kindness from sheepish 'Ninja knitters'
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.