Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Where You'd Least Expect It

Skip and I are off on our annual trek to the sunny south. This year we are returning to south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

We got a good start yesterday and drove the 700+km to Fort Wayne, IN. This morning we got away by 8am (early for us) and after leaving IN, crossing into IL and driving a few miles, we saw signs along the road, Burma Shave style, inviting us to see the world's largest golf tee and wind chimes in Casey, IL (pop. 2762 as of the 2010 census).

Well how could we pass an opportunity like this up? When we got into town we saw this billboard:
Not only the world's largest golf tee and wind chimes but also the largest crochet hook, knitting needles and rocking chair. We just followed the signs until we found the wind chime:

Across the street, the world's largest rocking chair is 'coming soon'.
We then followed the signs to the Casey Country Club to see the largest golf tee.

Then it was time to see the largest knitting needles and crochet hook.

They are on display at The Yarn Studio, a wonderful-looking place on a prominent corner on the main street of town.

Unfortunately, it hadn`t opened for the day yet.

so we could only look in  the windows.

It`s probably a good thing it was closed as Skip would have had a heck of a time getting me out of there to continue our journey.
I did get a few photos of the vital statistics.

This one`s the business end of the hook.
But I had to use a photo from the internet for the knitting needles.
Photo by Ashley Littlejohn
Maybe one day I`ll get inside...

To make it into the Guinness Book of Records, the proprietor, Jeanette huisinga, had to crochet and knit 10 x 10 squares. The crochet hook and knitting needles even have their own website.

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