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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Yarn Bombed Boulders

As one of life's slow knitters, I find it hard to understand while people would go to the time and trouble to "yarn bomb" various items.  But they do, and obviously enjoy it - bringing colour into an often drab world.  And not to mention a smile to people's faces.

The sign leading into Palmerston North

On a trip to Palmerston North the other day, we stopped to look at the city sign, and check out the round concrete boulders dotted around.  These look rather like the magical Moeraki Boulders from the South Island, and some of them have been clothed in knitted or crocheted covers.  According to the attached laminated labels, all the work of "Woolly Riot Palmy", it seems.

Two more colourful balls

So here they are, in all their glory, colourful woolly boulders welcoming visitors and locals alike to Palmerston North.  I'll just keep on with my slow knitting at home, working away on my own bit of creativeness on the knitting needles.


Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

I don't knit or crochet fast enough to yarn bomb on that scale either but they do look amazing - what a lovely treat to spot them as you arrive!

Jenny said...

Thank you Carie - you may not yarn bomb either but I certainly admire your creative knitting for your little ones!