Saturday, March 23, 2013

Now for something BIG!!!

In Australia not only are we obsessed by miniatures we like to make really big things. We have big Pineapples, bananas, rocking horses and prawns. If you have a chance have a look at Wikipedia and you will get an idea of how many we have.

I live a short drive away from one of  the most interesting ones (in my opinion).
The Big Merino was built in 1985 as a celebration of the Goulburn (NSW) Districts wool industry. It was a very popular landmark but suffered a decline when the city of Goulburn was bypassed.In 2007 they moved "Rambo" (his local nickname) to his new site. It was quite a big moment for Goulburn as roads were closed and power lines shut down to move him. (He stands at 15.2 m high. He is 18m long and weighs 97 tones)

Last weekend was Goulburn's 150 anniversary and to celebrate this the Goulburn branch of the NSW Knitters Guild knitted him his very own scarf. I think its amazing....Im not much of a knitter but I can imagine the hours taken to create it. As I was driving back from Canberra yesterday (From a mini show....I will post about this latter) I thought I'd drop by and snap a picture of Rambo in his scarf to share with you.
Do you have an interesting landmark near you. Don't hesitate to tell us about it in the comments section. 

Until next time...have fun mini-ing (or make it Super Big!)


  1. That is one big ram ;) I wonder what he would look like in mini ;P

    My landmarks go like this: tree, rock, tree, mountain...uhh I got nuthin :)

  2. Haha!! That's one 'Big' yarn-bombing project! Nice little pet to have in your back yard........I'm near the Big Banana - not that there's much banana growing round here any more.

  3. Hello e' veramente grande questo ariete!!!!!kiss

  4. Pedazo de escultura! Si que es grande.

  5. Hola, muchas gracias por tu comentario y debo decir que has acertado.
    Curiosa historia y enorme carnero.

  6. Now that is something to see! What a task it must have been to knit that scarf... wow!
    Thanks so much for your visit. So happy you enjoyed viewing Temecula.