My dad has been a role model for me in many ways - over the years he has taught me to enjoy beer and colored paper clips. He introduced me to Taylor Pork roll and the importance of breakfast fixin's. He still displays crooked and frankly, hideous items that I made for him as a child. He has been the best dad a daughter could ask for and so for Christmas, I wanted to knit him something that he would enjoy. The one thing my dad really likes to eat that I cannot fathom, are olives. So this year, I've produced one giant olive for him.
Here are a couple pictures of my work. This giant olive took me about two hours and very little yarn. I found the pattern on Ravelry - you can also access it directly from the blog site I Like Lemons. The pattern calls for 10.5 needles, I used size 7. For the next giant olive I make, I'll use size 7 again but a lighter weight yarn.
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