Thank Your For Stopping By

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog... it is changing as I change and learn more things... I hope after Christmas to get an opportunity to make some more CARDS. I am loving Loom Knitting now... and have lots to do before Christmas....I don't mind sharing how I do things and if you have questions you can E-MAIL me @ and I will be happy to answer any questions that I have.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Slouchy Tam made on my Kinifty Knitters

Designed by Jeannie Phillips using the Knifty Knitters
I had an order for this hat... I am so excited that I taught myself how to add stitches to a loom so that I could make these!!... this one was really fun... I used the new round purple loom and I am loving the size of it!!... I like the tighter stitches but it does make you have to add a few extra rows... so be sure and measure compared to the other hats that you have done.  Thank you so much for looking!  Hugs, Jeannie

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thanks for Helping ~ a 15 minute card!

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside AL
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I love it when you can do something fun in a flash... usually cards take me a couple of hours this one came together really quick... which is good I have lots to do today!!...  My dad ask for a card to send to my church, Life Church in RBC... they have been so good to him!.  Pastor David was there, over an hour away, at 6am to visit with him before surgery... and 3 ladies from my church took him food... and then the Lady's Sunday School class sent him cards! This has touched both of our hearts so much!!  I prayed for this card... right after that I walked down to my scrap table and there lay the tree trunk that I had not used on another card...I though all that needs is some circles behind it to make a great tree...then I hand cut the grass... the only cuts I made today were the bird and the turtle...they are both from Live Simply... I didn't save them so I don't know what size I cut them... sorry! ... Thank you so much for looking!  Hugs, Jeannie

Santa Hat for my daughter, Madison

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside AL
Using my Knifty Knitters
I am so excited about how this turned out... I used the eyelash yarn mixed with a white 7oz yarn to make the fuzzy on the rim and the pom pom of this hat....I did 16 row for the rim of the hat.. on the first 8 rows I just used the white 7oz yarn. For the last 8 rows I added the eyelash yarn....  I used the new sized purple Knift Knitter loom... I love love the tighter stitches!!..I just used the large pom pom maker but I wrapped each side 100 times... it made the pom pom so big and fluffy... This will be so much fun at Christmas!  Thank you so much for looking!  ~Hugs, Jeannie

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Robby's Dark Forrest Green Boggan

Handmade by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
I finally got confident enough with the toboggans to make my husband, Robby one... This one turned out really good I think!... I did 16 rows of knit, purl with one strand of yarn for the rim of the toboggan...I did not pull it up through the center to make the rim of the hat... the edge was pretty enough to just fold the rim up.....a new success!!!.....Then I added the second stand of  yarn and did a purl stitch for 30 more rows... I hid all the loose strings and he can reverse this and ware it on the knit side or the purl side.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Slouchy Brown Tam made w/ my Knifty Knitters

I am so so so excited about this!!... I am afraid I didn't make it long enough for my son's dreads... but I figured out how to add extra stitches... the "bag" part of this tam is bigger than the loom... every other peg has two stitches.. it was a little tricky... but I did it... I REALLY DID IT... and I figured it all out on my own!! I am just so proud...  mind you that I prayed before I started that I would be able to do this... God is so good!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scarf/Hat Blue, Beige and Brown (Knifty Knitter)

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southide Al
I made this on my Knifty Knitter... this is my new favorite thing to make... I am thinking about putting this one on Etsy!!.... just haven't gotten up my nerve yet!!... I used the largest round Knifty Knitter... on the brim I used the knit, purl stitch so its good and stretchy... it is right at 5 feet long with the pom poms ... thank you so much for looking! 

Watch for my next project... I am going to increase stitches and make the "bag" part of the hat larger than the Knifty Kitter... I have it in my head... so hoping this works!!... wish me luck!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Thank You Card... Yes a card, can you believe it!

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
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The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

I made this card as a thank you card for my pastor, who is wonderful… my Daddy is having surgery next tomorrow in B’ham about an hour and a half away… at six the morning… Pastor David is coming to pray with my dad before surgery!!… I wanted to thank him… there is not enough words… I hope this makes him know how much this means to us.

Gypsy Wanderings
Pumpkins cut @ w 1.20 x h 1.30 and 3 1.0 x h 1.07... The second set of pumpkins I used the hide contour feature to remove the slits in the pumpkin… and cut those in a darker orange…. On the Cricut you would have to use different pumpkins.. I would cut them @ 1 ¼ and 1 inch.
Live Simply
Chipmunk cut @ w 1.56 x h 0.93... Since I cut him so small I didn’t cut the layers and just added accents with my pens and chalk… on the Cricut I would cut this at 1 inch.
Trees cut @ w 3.64 x h 3.89... I cut this out three time.. On the bottom one I used the whole tree… on the next one that I popped from the bottom one I cut away the right limb... and on the top one that I popped from the middle one I cut away both limbs… on the Cricut I would cut this @ 4 inches.
Create a Critter
Leaves cut @ w 0.79 x h 0.88 …on the Cricut I would cut this @ ¾ and inch.

Card base 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches… Frame piece 4 x 5 ¼ inches…. Background piece 3 ½ x 4 ¾ inches… Sentiment piece 2 ¾ x 4 inches… all these pieced I cut on my paper trimmer.

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Madison's Scarf/Hat Original Design Made on my Knifty Knitters!!

Original Design by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
I am so so excited about this scaf/hat... I made a scarf I didn't like... so when this turned out so pretty I was so excited...My daughter, Madison has an bright orange really warm coat... this is to go with that coat... I got her on the phone to see her reactions when she saw the picture... she loves it!!.. It is an original design.. no pattern...and I did some really fun stitches... there are close ups of some of those in pictures below.... it is just over 5 feet long including the pom poms... I knitted it on the larger round loom... I did knit, pearl stitches for the brim... the thicker yarn made it a little looser than I wanted it to be... keep that in mind... I do have the new purple loom ordered... I am so excited about the size and the fact that the pegs are closer... The closer pegs will make the stitches show up better.... Thank you so much for looking!  Hugs, Jeannie

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pink and White Child's Boggan

A dear friend of mine... I don't see her hardly ever but she is never the less one of my very best friends ever...anyway, she  requested this hat after I made her one for her grandaughter, Lily. I am learning lots with each and every hat...this if for a 2 year old with a large head... so I used the next to largest loom...and I used the knit and pearl stitches for the brim...and the e-wrap stitch for the rest... this hat will stretch enough to fit me... but by using knit and pearl for every other stitch for the brim I was able to make it more "adjustable"...and it gets small enough to fit a child of 3 or older... this works out much slower but fits much better and is more comfortable.. I suggest just using one strand of thread for this... when I used two it was just way too think and did not give you as much stretch and shrink ... I hope this information is helpful!!... I wish I had know it sooner!!


My Scaf/Hat

Handmade by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
Robby and I went to Gatlinburg this past week for our 30th anniversary (October 4th).  We went to this gallery with all handmade items.... there was this wonderfully sweet lady there that has been knitting as a profession since 1979...on needles... she had the most beautiful hand made things... and inspired me so much to try things beyond the norm.... we talked forever!!... she had this most beautiful hat/scarf combination.... she used several kinds stitches on her scarf/hat....well I had, HAD to come home and make me one!! the process I have learned that there is basically 3 stitches...the e-wrap, knit and purl...and there is the yarn over...where you put one stitch over to the next peg...and there is knit together where you knit two stitches together... you get all different kinds of looks with how you combine these stitches.....Since this lady's scarf/hat has so many different stitches I wanted to try and get the same effect.... I am so excited about how this turned out. 

On this Scarf/Hat I used the largest round loom...and to make the rim I used the knit and pearl stitch (I learned thses on You Tube)...I did 1 knit 2 pearl all around the works looks so little when you take it off the loom but it stretches as big as the loom...and it stretches beautifully... I still pulled it up through the middle and put the loose bottom over the pegs.

Thank you so so much for looking!!... Hugs Jeannie

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Knifty Knitter Toboggan

Handmade by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
I had to make this for a friend of mine... it is for her granddaughter... I am sending her new grandson the green and yellow hats...and though that I needed to make that sweet little girl one too... I hope that they both love it... Hope you all are having a wonderful week!  Hugs, Jeannie

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Infant Toboggans

Handmade by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
Robby took a nap...I couldn't rest so I decided to knit....  Last night I saw a lady at church with a little hat that she had had knitted (with needles) with red and white strips I fell in love with it...and knew I would have to learn to make me one of those... the first attempt I made was not going to work... but made a cute hat anyway so I finished it off...then I tried a different method that I got in my head after a few minutes... no directions... just trial and error...there is probably an easier way!!!... but this is what I ended up with and I am so happy how it turned out!!... the leftover  yarn I had on hand reminded me of John Deere Green and Yellow.. I love my Knifty Knitters!

Just A Note

Yesterday was my 30th Anniversary.... I am so excited to reach this milestone.... my sweet husband, Robby is home with me all week...I hope to get back to posting a few cards a week along with some knitting... don't give up on me... I miss everybody, but have been oh so busy.


I have been learning on my Knifty are a couple of projects I learned from a book!!.. They taught me so much ...I hope to be able to apply what I learned in these projects into some designs of my own!!... I am having too much fun!!

I was excited about this scarf because I learned how to do a yarn Over (yo) and a Knit Together (ktog)!
Now when I find that in some instructions I can do it!!!

And this may look boaring but I learned how to make perfect ends when I made this pot holder!... again by following written instructions... which is hard for me...I am a visual learner... so this was so exciting to me...and will help me to finish off my two sided scarves, knitted on a long loom, much nicer!

Stitches I now know... E Wrap (EW), Knit (k), Purl (P), Yarn Over (yo), and Knit Together (ktog)... now off to learn a couple more.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Scarf and Boggin with Needle Felted Leaf and Acrons

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
I am so excited about this scarf and hat!! is my favorite yet...I am learning... I learned how to do the knit stitch on my !!looms for my patches... and I am so excited... now if I just get better at felting them before I put the design on them.... I used my Gyspy and Cricut for templates for my Needle Felting and am so excited about how it turned out!!... thank you so much for looking... now to find something to do with these hats and scarfs that I am making!

Gypsy and Cricut
Gypsy Wandering
Leaf cut @ w 2.20 x h 2 27.. with the hide contour feature used to hide the lines in the leaf....I cut this leaf  inside a square from George... (to create the template) ...the square is cut @ w 3.15 x h 3.15... on the Cricut I would cut the leaf @ 2 1/4 inches and the square @ 3 1/4 inches.
Winter Woodland
Acorn cut @ w 0.94 x h 4.52  (this is not too large I promise)... I cut this inside a square from George that was cut @ w 1.59 x h 1.40...on the Cricut I would cut the acorn @ 4 1/2 inchs and the square @ 1 1/2 inches.

I am really enjoying the Needle felting it is just so much fun... I used a light brown on the bottom of the acorn..and a dark brown for the top and the steam...... and a burn orange color for the leaf...and the same dark brown for the veins and steam on the leaf.. these are just super easy to do.

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