2018 National Parks. Week 13: Petrified Forest

This park is something else. Ginormous vistas in an almost-monochromatic color scheme that beg for subtle color play. Just check out our inspiration photo, and tell me you don’t want to make a garment out of this park. Or, add a pop of neon to it and pretend you are hiking through the Petrified Forest wearing something bright! The stunning rounds of petrified wood and the striated mesas give us all the feels. The fossilized trees you see there were alive during the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago. Wowza!

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2018 National Parks. Week 12: Olympic National Park

This week’s National Park is practically in our back yard here in Portland. Olympic National Park is stunning. Like, can-barely-catch-your-breath, eyes-full-of-wonder stunning. There are so many different possibilities, inspiration-wise, that it was difficult to choose one photo that encapsulated what the park means. This one, however, really spoke to us: the trees growing out of their deceased bretheren, the moss, the ferns, the riot of life and greens and browns…

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2018 National Parks. Week 11: Lassen Volcanic

This week, we’re heading to Northern California and the breathtakingly-beautiful Lassen Volcanic Park. Our inspiration photo is courtesy of the always-stunning photography of National Geographic and their guide to the park, from which we learned a great deal.

Did you know that the volcano was slowly erupting from June 1914 through May 1915? And then, through June 1917, it erupted with more force and ash and steam, but has been relatively quiet ever since? In the one park, you can walk past and up and around four different types of volcanoes: shield, composite, cinder cone, and plug dome. And our Lassen Volcanic yarn is the perfect representation of the grays and greens inherent in the scamper we hope you’ll make through the park.

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2018 National Parks. Week 10: Katmai

If you do a google image search for Katmai National Park in Alaska, your results are overwhelmingly photos of bears. Big bears, little bears, mama bears, papa bears, and oh, so many baby bears. So of COURSE we had to use as our inspiration photo a bear family. DUH. This skein of yarn is the perfect bear-family brown, shaded and deep and just plain perfect.

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2018 National Parks. Week 9: Isle Royale

Who wants to go on a road trip to Michigan with me? Because Isle Royale National Park is the dreamiest, and I’m feeling the need for some of that beauty in my life. Oh, well, I’ll just have to be content to cast on some Isle Royale socks, huh?

Here’s a link to the google image search for Isle Royale. It’s just the prettiest, and there seems to be a lot of awesome wildlife to see, too!

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2018 National Parks. Week 8: Grand Canyon

This week, we are visiting the amazing Grand Canyon National Park. Can you feel its immensity? Because, we sure can!

The image James Kaiser created for his guide to the Grand Canyon made our hearts go pitter-patter. We seriously almost packed up the Knitted Wit-mobile that very second.

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2018 National Parks. Week 7: Gates of the Arctic

We really do hate to play favorites, particularly when each color is so unique and beautiful, but this color is this year’s answer to last year’s favorite, Acadia. For Week 7, we are visiting Gates of the Arctic National Park, and oooh, baby, is it a gorgeous place to be!

Check out our inspiration photo for this park, and tell me that you don’t want to climb right into the screen.

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2018 National Parks. Week 6: Everglades

It’s Week 6 of our National Parks tour, and we are heading deep into the swamp of the Florida Everglades today, so watch out for alligators!

We got our inspiration photo from an article about kayaking the Everglades, and, although I’m not sure that’s ever something that’d going to be checked off of our to-do list, it sounds like a pretty dreamy trip.

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2018 National Parks. Week 5: Cuyahoga Valley

Week 5 of our 2018 National Parks tour brings us Back to Ohio, as the Pretenders so amazingly sang in 1984, to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We were just in Ohio for the trade show, but did not have time to visit Cuyahoga Valley, unfortunately.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 33,000 acres of forest, river, and waterfalls through NE Ohio. It’s absolutely stunning, and there were so many aspects of it we could have focused on for our colorway. BUT,¬†we chose this image, as those fall colors made our hearts go pitter-patter.

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2018 National Parks. Week 4: Congaree

Week 4 of our 2018 National Parks tour brings us to lush Congaree, in South Carolina. This is one of the newest of our National Parks, and was established in 2003. When first established, it was called the Congaree Swamp National Monument, which is hardly a fair assessment of the over 24,000 acres of forest, which floods, on average, ten time a year. I mean, seriously, swamps do give off a decidedly mosquito-y vibe. But this National Park is so much more: it contains the largest stand of hardwoods in the country, and more beauty than you can shake a stick at.

Here’s a link to the image we gained inspiration from.

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