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Have You Heard About Krochet Kids International?


Talk about an inspiring and empowering story! 🙂

Truly amazing what these three young men on a mission were able to do. 

I happened to read about Krochet Kids via Lion Brand Yarns over the weekend and wanted to spread the word a bit, here at Veggies…

You can read more about what Krochet Kids is doing to help families all over the world here. 

And while you’re at their site, do check out their beautiful spring collection of unique items they have for sale.

I love reading win-win stories like this! Hope you enjoy this one too.

Joe’s Happy Feet! ;-)

joes socks 2

I ♥ making handmade gifts for people I ♥ !

And I have made quite a few knitted goodies for Joe over the years, including the socks pictured above, which were a Christmas gift this year. He likes them, a lot!

If you’ve never had a hand knit pair of socks, you’ve been missing out. No store-boughts can compare! 😉

Here’s a link to the yarn I used. This is a very simple, basic pattern but they came out nicely, in this variegated yarn. 

Did you make/give any handmade gifts this past Christmas?

And if you are making something right now, do share!

I love to hear about craft projects in progress or completed.

Happy Crafting! 🙂

Need a Little Luck? Try a Lucky Penny Pouch! :<)

little purses 1

I’m swamped with projects right now but in spite of that, I’ve decided to take on another one. 😉

I started making these LUCKY PENNY POUCHES a couple of weeks ago, using yarn from my stash.

The pattern is loosely based on one I saw in the book: Odd Ball Knitting.

I tweaked it quite a bit and came up with my own version.

Purses from the left:

Rainbow Pouch, Red Heart Pouch, Pouch of Gold, Night Moves Pouch, Grasshopper Pouch

(The photo doesn’t do them justice.It was windy when I was taking this shot and the little fringes, etc.. wouldn’t stay put LOL)

I’m selling these for $10 each, plus $2. flat rate for postage (US and Canada). Postage is $2.  no matter how many are ordered.

Each pouch takes me about 2 hours to make, so this isn’t about getting rich LOL,

I just like making them, it’s relaxing and a good break from the computer.

And I like the idea of bringing some luck and a smile to someone’s day. 🙂

They are tiny, about 2″ square and each one contains a “lucky” Canadian penny.

Our pennies are being taken out of circulation here in Canada so I had to scramble around to get some saved for me at local stores.

I’m shining them up and adding one to each pouch to bring luck to the wearer (hope so). 😉

If you need a little luck in your life or know someone who could use a thoughtful, fun little gift to brighten their day,

email me at:

veggiecook    @   myway   .    com

  (with spaces removed)

Subject line: PENNY POUCH

and I’ll get back to you.

Secure payment via PAYPAL

I have lots of yarn to use, so you can pick out a color or two you’d like (or a pouch from those shown in the picture above).

I’ll do my best to find a good match if you have a specific color or colors in mind.

Neck strap can be customized to the length you’d like.

I think kids would like these too.

Wishing You Lots of Love and Luck! 🙂