~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.
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?
- Surf Board – people come here for our beaches
- Sun – people come here for our relaxed atmosphere and wonderful weather
- Red Trolley – we’re really not know for our taxi’s
- Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá – the first Franciscan mission built 1769
- Coronado Ferry – before the Coronado Bridge and Sliver Strand it was the only way to get to the island
- California Tower – from the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park
- 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.
- Taco – taco stands are everywhere. We have the best tacos in the world
- San Diego Zoo sign – no explanation needed
- 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?