Knit San Diego

q~It had arrived! Knit New York: 10 Iconic New York Projects by Emma King.  A huge thanks to Tina Saunders at Peacefully Knitting whose give-away I won. The book contains patterns for knitting 10 of the Big Apple’s landmarks and symbols. I have a new grandchild on the way and think some of these items will make great soft toys.

Knit New York by Emma King

Knit New York by Emma King

Here are the projects to knit on your virtual tour through New York.

  • The Big Apple
  • Yellow Taxi
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Broadway Street Sign
  • Hot Dog
  • Fire Hydrant
  • Flatiron Building
  • Walk/Don’t Walk

The book got me to thinking about a Knit San Diego: 10 Iconic San Diego Projects.  What project would be included?

  1. Surf Board – people come here for our beaches
  2. Sun – people come here for our relaxed atmosphere and wonderful weather
  3. Red Trolley – we’re really not know for our taxi’s
  4. Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá – the first Franciscan mission built 1769
  5. Coronado Ferry – before the Coronado Bridge and Sliver Strand it was the only way to get to the island
  6. California Tower – from the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park
  7. Point Loma Light House – Began service in 1855, only lasted about 36 years since it’s beam was obscured during the fog and it really was too far from the point.
  8. Taco – taco stands are everywhere. We have the best tacos in the world
  9. San Diego Zoo sign – no explanation needed
  10. Killer Whale – from Sea World

There are a lot of other attractions not on the list: USS Midway, Seaport Village’s or Balboa Park’s Merry-go-round, Pacific Beach’s Crystal Pier, Whaley House – a haunted house in Old Town, El Cortez Hotel – a landmark, it was the first “high rise” in San Diego, Balboa Park’s Cabrillo Bridge, a beach umbrella….. The list is endless. How about knitting your city? What landmarks and symbols is it represented by?


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