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wyoknitter
12-10-2005, 08:41 PM
Hi Everyone ~

I'm so excited... I felted my first booga bag. It's drying on a 5lb minute rice box right now...but it looks pretty darn good, if I do say so myself :D
I had to use my friend's washing machine in that mine is a front loader...and it seemed like it took a while ( about 30 minutes or so ) but I'm very happy with it. I will post a pic when it's dry and finished.

I started a new bag today ....using the booga bag pattern sort of. I followed another poster's suggestions and am making the bottom 40 stitches and going 80 rows high. I'm using size 13 needles and Lamb's Pride bulky. I plan on putting grommets on this one for the handles.

I've been busy at home for the last couple of days. We had Pergo floor installed in the new dining room and today the painters started painting the main floor of the house. I'm happy with the color and the fact they are very neat, tidy painters.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend....and happy knitting !!

Laura

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-10-2005, 08:48 PM
congrats!!! can't wait to see it!

rebecca
12-10-2005, 09:13 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Can't wait to see :D Congrats on the 1st booga felt...and the next ;)

aprildavis99
12-10-2005, 11:41 PM
Grommets...good idea. I will have to try that next time. :thumbsup:

dustinac
12-11-2005, 11:10 AM
Congrats!!! Can't wait to see photos!! :thumbsup:

kittyscorner
12-11-2005, 06:40 PM
Woohooo, I bought the yarn to make the bag. Any chance for a pic? :thumbsup:

wyoknitter
12-11-2005, 07:58 PM
It's still drying on the rice box...but soon.

I've started another...just watched Amy's video on joining a second color and now not to get holes....great video Amy.

This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.

Laura

Jeremy
12-11-2005, 09:11 PM
I love to knit Booga bags, so satisfying to make something that nice. Congrats and I can't wait to see it. :thumbsup:

KellyK
12-11-2005, 09:25 PM
This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.
You and Hildie need to form a support group! :rofling:

CateKnits
12-11-2005, 09:26 PM
This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.
You and Hildie need to form a support group! :rofling:

My roommate could join that! She's addicted to felting bags. She just made me a really cute little brown one. :heart:

kemp
12-12-2005, 11:45 AM
Yay you! The booga rocks. Pics?

feministmama
12-12-2005, 11:54 AM
This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.

Laura

Congrats :cheering: Maybe I should make one. It looks super easy :thinking:

Jan in CA
12-12-2005, 11:55 AM
I can't wait to see it. I just felted my first bag and it's drying, too.

wyoknitter
12-12-2005, 10:35 PM
The bag is done....and it's really small !!! :( I've started another...using size 13 needles and Lamb's Pride Bulky.

It's fun to post a finished object. I'm going to try mittens next and it might be awhile before you see a pic of those :D

Laura

Angelia
12-12-2005, 10:49 PM
Oh wow--that bag is gorgeous!! I absolutely love the colors! :inlove: :inlove:

Jenelle
12-12-2005, 11:13 PM
Cute bag! :inlove: :heart: :inlove:

mintdee
12-12-2005, 11:51 PM
:inlove: Loving that bag!

rebecca
12-13-2005, 12:52 AM
:heart: :inlove: :heart: love love your Booga :thumbsup:

JessicaR
12-13-2005, 01:57 AM
How much yarn did that pattern take???

kemp
12-13-2005, 09:14 AM
jessica...the pattern calls for 3 skeins of Noro

I think the bag is awesome! I know a lot of people are suprised at how small it is though. If you look through KK's blog, I think she describes making a "hugea booga" somewhere.

koolbreeze
12-13-2005, 10:40 AM
that is sooo cute!!! i love those colors together!!! mine was small too... not to happy about that. :crying:

Ronda
12-13-2005, 10:56 AM
My favorite colors! Absolutely gorgeous! I have got to do one...(but I'm chicken).

JessicaR
12-13-2005, 03:48 PM
Can you do it with WOTA? Do you just use one strand with the 10.5?

kemp
12-13-2005, 04:02 PM
oh yes, WOTA would be a great sub. The nice thing about the noro though is you get the stripes without having to change yarn. It is worked singe strand.

Ronda
12-13-2005, 08:31 PM
Everyone keeps saying these bags come out so small, but yours looks like a nice size to me. I don't suppose you know the measurements?

Angelia
12-13-2005, 08:53 PM
The dimensions on the pattern are 4 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 8 1/2. I guess the size also depends on how much the bag is felted.

Ronda
12-13-2005, 08:58 PM
I guess the pictures are a bit deceiving then. Thanks.

Angelia
12-13-2005, 09:06 PM
I guess the pictures are a bit deceiving then. Thanks.

I know! In the pics, the bags look at least 10 or 12 inches high!

JessicaR
12-14-2005, 12:14 AM
Hypothetically couldn't you use bigger needles (like 13) and double strand the yarn (WOTA) so it will make a bigger bag and go faster???

kemp
12-14-2005, 10:26 AM
I think that would work well and the fabric will be a bit sturdier if you double strand. I'm not srue HOW much bigger it would turn out though...if it were only 1/4 or 1/3 bigger is that enough for you?

JessicaR
12-15-2005, 11:24 PM
Humm, experiment time.

Angelia
12-15-2005, 11:27 PM
You could felt a 4x4 (or even 6x6) swatch to see what happens, then proceed from there... :thinking:

JessicaR
12-15-2005, 11:28 PM
I've been doing double strands of WOTA on 13s for my other bags, so I know it felts well. Just the pattern may be a pain.

Angelia
12-15-2005, 11:30 PM
I've been doing double strands of WOTA on 13s for my other bags, so I know it felts well. Just the pattern may be a pain.

Oh, all I meant was figuring dimensions based on shrinkage.

Oh, and your siggie makes me laugh every time I see it! (It makes me want to pee ;))

knitncook
12-16-2005, 09:52 AM
This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.

Laura

Congrats :cheering: Maybe I should make one. It looks super easy :thinking:

No no!! Stop! Don't start. Once you begin you won't be able to quit. People always say, "I'm only going to do it once" but they never do. First they do it once and they like the way they feel and then the next thing you know, you have WOTA in every color and are hiding it from your partner and doing it late at night when you don't think anyone will see you. You think you can stop on your own, but you can't! It's expensive. You might think it isn't so badly when you first start. I mean it's just 3 balls of yarn, but after a while you want to experiment with other more expensive yarns. Save yourself now before you begin!

Angelia
12-16-2005, 09:57 AM
This bag thing could be the " crack cocaine" of knitting...very addicting.

Laura

Congrats :cheering: Maybe I should make one. It looks super easy :thinking:

No no!! Stop! Don't start. Once you begin you won't be able to quit. People always say, "I'm only going to do it once" but they never do. First they do it once and they like the way they feel and then the next thing you know, you have WOTA in every color and are hiding it from your partner and doing it late at night when you don't think anyone will see you. You think you can stop on your own, but you can't! It's expensive. You might think it isn't so badly when you first start. I mean it's just 3 balls of yarn, but after a while you want to experiment with other more expensive yarns. Save yourself now before you begin!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

"Hello everyone. My name is Michelle, and I have a hugea booga problem."

JessicaR
12-18-2005, 03:44 PM
Thanks Angelia!

Angelia
12-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Thanks Angelia!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: