It’s time for the annual National Parks Club/KAL!
Every month from May-August, we’ll be releasing 4 new parks colorways. We have almost exhausted all of the traditional US National Parks, so this year, we’ll be showcasing other National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. Featured parks will fall under one of 4 categories:
- National History – Eastern USA
- National History – Western USA
- Indigenous Culture
- Human Rights Leaders/notable people
Check out our Socks and Hats on Vacay/Staycay summertime KAL with our friend Shannon Squire, too: https://shannonsquire.com/socks-hats-on-vacay-2022/
Thanks for exploring parks and making socks with us once again this summer! To get your yarn, check out our list of LYS’s offering National Parks (Parks yarn will ONLY be available at our LYS partners through the summer): https://knittedwit.com/parks-2022/
And, to play our new-to-2022 Vacay Bingo game, head in to your participating LYS and grab a gameboard or download it here: https://knittedwit.com/parks-2022/
Where is it located?
On top of Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama, and DeSoto State Park in Northeastern Alabama.
Whose land does it reside upon?
It was home to Cherokee and Creek tribes, until they were forced off of their land by the American government and marched on the Trail of Tears.
When was it established?
October 21, 1992
About this park:
Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities.
Sometimes called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” the spectacular canyon was carved over thousands of years by Little River. One of the longest rivers in America that flows almost entirely on the top of a mountain, Little River begins at 1,900 feet above sea level and drops over 1,200 feet before it finally merges with the waters of Weiss Lake.
Why did we choose these colors?
We used this photo, a shelf of sandstone that forms Little Falls, a popular swimming hole in the summer and a beautiful setting in the fall.