March is NatCroMo (national crochet month) and I’m participating in the blog tour hosted by Crochetville! The theme of the tour is glamping, which I thought was awesome because crochet and camping happen to be two of my very favorite activities and I do love to combine them! So in honor of that theme (and because I’ve been wanting to do this forever now), I’m going to kick off a new series on my blog called “Gone Crocheting”, which will be about all of the places I go crocheting. First up, Joshua Tree National Park!
Joshua Tree is actually one of my favorite places to combine camping and crochet because for about 3/4 of the year, it gets so hot during the day that you’ll want to find a rock to hide under to stay cool. Literally. That giant rock right there in the photo below is where I spent my day crocheting (I’m sitting under it in the photo above).
My days there went something like this: Wake up around 6-7 am (because it’s too hot to be in the tent much later than that anyway!). Go hike and explore for a few hours. Return to the camp site, hang out and crochet under the giant rock until a bit before sunset. Then go climb up somewhere high to watch the sunset.
Lion Brand named all the colors of their Heartland yarn after national parks so I thought it would be fun to try to use as many as I can at the parks they’re named after. I took their Joshua Tree color (which happens to be my favorite color in the line!) with me and made some hearts which I left on the message boards for people to take. (free heart pattern)
I’ll be road tripping in a couple months and am hoping to visit a few more national parks where I can work on a project with more colors of Heartland. I’d love to design a pattern that I could eventually share and was thinking of something like join as you go motifs. Something that could be easily added to, like an on going project.