At that time, the concrete pad for the big rocking chair had been poured. This year, we wanted to see the completed rocking chair and also visit the yarn shop, The Yarn Studio. Last time, we were there too early in the day and the shop wasn't open. This time, we lucked out and got to see the world's largest knitting needles and crochet hook close up.
Each needle weighs 25 lb. and is 82.5mm in diameter.
They also had the circular knitting needle I needed for my Fair Isle sweater - Knitter's Pride Karbonz. I can't tell you how much smoother these needles are compared to a Clover bamboo circular. It was well worth the $14.50US price tag.
After that, we went to see the new rocking chair
The next day on our way out of the boot heel of Missouri, we decided to take the 'Rock and Roll Highway' through the northeastern corner of Arkansas.
The first stop we made was at the airport just north of Walnut Ridge. There, a decommissioned Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 has been converted to a restaurant - the Parachute Inn.
Later in Walnut Ridge proper, we walked around the town, toured the county museum, and took pictures of the posters of quilts from the Randolph County Quilt Trail on walls in the downtown area.
We then found the 'Guitar Walk', an art installation that looks like an electric guitar. It is right beside the Amtrak station.
In spite of the stops we made, we traversed the rest of the state and crossed into Texas at about 4pm and put into Texarkana TX for the night.