Stopped for a late lunch in Goulburn. Took a photo for Delighted Hands - we have several such icons in Australia. I've seen the Big Banana [Coffs Harbour], the Big Pineapple [Nambour], the Big Crayfish [Robe], the Big Oyster [Taree], the Golden Guitar [Tamworth], the Big Potato [Robertson - where they filmed Babe] and the big Chook [chicken - Kemps Creek]. Here, for your viewing delight, is The Big Merino. [That's DD walking towards it]. Believe it or not, this monster was moved last year. Read about it here. See photos of the big event here.
Anyway, for your further viewing pleasure, here are photos of yarn bought on our trip.
- all the yarn from Australian Country Spinners [ACS]; to give scale, the yarn in front is four 50g skeins of sock yarn
- acrylic; mostly 8ply but the light blue is 5ply
- two photos of baby yarn: the first is Patons Feathersoft 4ply, the second is Baby Lustre; don't know what happened to the colour of the second photo - it's mauve and baby blue not green!
- sock yarn
- Fiddle DeDee cotton
- all the yarn from Bendigo woollen mill: left - 2kg of 8ply wool [in 200g balls], right [in plastic bags] scraps - at $1.00 per bag they were a bargain; though DD may not think so as she has been splicing all the white yarn together!!
- Bendigo sock yarn