Olive You, Olive Me

Olive Me, Why not take Olive Me.
Can't you see I'm not good without you . . .
You took the part that once was my heart, so why not take Olive me.
             – My apologies to Gerald Marks 1931 classic song

Olive You Knitted Olives

I know, some people learn to knit so they can make practical things like socks and sweaters. Not me . . . I knitted Olives! Hey, and it wasn't easy, either. It took me nearly a half day just to make the first one – well, because I had to get all over the Internet to learn how to knit a round shape with double pointed needles (four at at time!). I made them to go with my Valentine's present to my Tom, a bottle of good Vodka. I'm quite proud of these little Olives. I think maybe my Tom was more impressed with the Vodka – Martinis Tonight!

Olive You Knitted Olives



I hang out at Craft Gossip occasionally, who put me onto "Mary Jane, Midge and Mink's" Olive Tutorial. (Craft Gossip is also responsible for hooking me up with felt cookie making – such enablers.) I was hooked – oops, sorry, bad pun. Beside the wool yarn, and #2 double pointed knitting needles, here's the rest of my recipe:

  • Pattern Paper – October Afternoon Farm Fresh
  • Stamps – My Favorite Things
  • Color Mediums – Memento Black Ink
  • Tools – EK Success 1-1/2" circle punch and scallop circle punch, Nestabilities
  • Fibers – Baker's Twine, Stampin' Up! linen thread
  • Embellishments – DeNami Designs Boutique Buttons (Lime)

I Love DeNami Design images – so sweet! And their packages of Boutique Buttons are a blast to play with – so many shapes and sizes, so little time. The DeNami Design Blog is having a blog hop with a chance for us to join.

Hope you had a great Valentines. Cheers!

Olive You Knitted Olives


Sweet Comments

  1. This is so beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the addition of the buttons- it totally completes this project. :)

  2. Wow, super original! I love unique creations and this is a stand out for sure! Love the colors, twine and buttons too.

  3. This is ADORABLE!!! What a cute idea! My vet…learned to knit as she wanted a hat–made like an olive-for a little girl she knows…named Olive!

  4. Adorable!  Those little olives are so cute and fun!  And your tags are delightfully fun!  

  5. very cute, great idea and love the little olives!

  6. Oh my golly gee! I can't tell you how much I LOVE those lil' olives!!! πŸ˜€

  7. ack!  I love this!!!   oh, if I knew how to knit, I'd make olives too!   

  8. Fun sentiment, super cute knit olives, and fabulous color combo!!!! And the buttons are a perfect finishing touch too!

  9. Linda I swear I am completely IN AWE every time I come to your blog!!  KNIT OLIVES?!?! Are you kidding me???  Love them so much!!  And for the record, I want to learn to crochet so I can make those cute little amigurumi animals, so I wouldn't do anything "practical" either.  :-)

  10. AWESOME!  I love these olives!  

  11. Wow, Linda!  I'm very impressed. I know people that have knitted for years that can't use four double-pointed needles yet. You are SOOO ready to learn how to do socks now. 
    What a great idea for a gift.. you are so creative. Enjoy that dirty Martini.. I wish I was there to share a pitcher with you! Peggy x

  12. My goodness! This is SUCH a cute idea!! Kudos to you! :) Scrappy

  13. This is absolutely ADORABLE Linda!  What a simply marvelous idea!  I can't knit or crochet…I'm so impressed!  Wonderfully done!  πŸ˜€

  14. This is so cute and original!  Love the olives!

  15. his is SUPER cute! I am proud of your determination to make those olives, they are fab.  what a neat idea for a gift!