Matakana's knitting ninjas
10 June 12
When we drove through Matakana today, we saw a skilled, colourful example of yarn bombing — also called guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting. Don’t be fooled — this is graffiti — but somehow the softness of wool and its association with babies, grannies and other harmless do-gooders means that yarn bombing is more universally appreciated than spray-painted street art.
Apparently, the local knitting ninjas have struck before — usually around public holidays. I look forward to seeing more of their artwork in the future!