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 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 usually go 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.
To celebrate NatCroMo, I’m offering everyone $2 off any crochet pattern in my Ravelry shop (this means some patterns will be as little as $1)! Just use coupon code “natcromo”. (Expires March 31, 2017)