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DotMom61
12-22-2005, 10:50 AM
Man, I wish I had time to sit and look @ all the FOs on here!!! I'll save that for another day.

Here's my latest Oregon Tote -- I've stopped calling them Booregons because I realized that other than the size, they're all Oregon Totes. So, here is pre-felted:

http://static.flickr.com/40/76258285_8fc6b74ff7.jpg

And, after felting:

http://static.flickr.com/36/76258284_f581c38a53.jpg

Done in Lamb's Pride Worsted, double-stranded. I used Khaki and Pink (I don't think it has a fancier name than that, anyway).

BTW ... that bag is empty, and is standing up all by itself. I never cease to be amazed at how sturdy these things are!

koolbreeze
12-22-2005, 10:54 AM
love thoses colors!!! beautiful bag!!! :heart: :heart:

margie
12-22-2005, 11:09 AM
Julie, that is beautiful!! It looks perfect! :thumbsup:

Lisa1216
12-22-2005, 11:27 AM
Very nice! I love the colors. I think I'll need to try one of these bags soon! :D ~Lisa

InterNette
12-22-2005, 12:11 PM
I want to figure out a way to make my oregon tote pattern much bigger in height and width. I love yours and your striping variations are very nice. Do you use the two patterns combined somehow?

KellyK
12-22-2005, 12:56 PM
Im curious, too...also, how much yarn does it take, Jul? Im gonna have some LP left over from my clogs...I think Im gonna wanna make myself a new knitting bag!! :happydance:

vcuchica931
12-22-2005, 01:00 PM
Thats really nice! I love the colors and the stripe patterns

Ingrid
12-22-2005, 01:54 PM
A most excellent bag!! :happydance:

Jan in CA
12-22-2005, 02:03 PM
That's so pretty! How large is it?

Cristy
12-22-2005, 03:03 PM
That rocks--I love the colors! :) Great job!

kayeknit
12-22-2005, 03:49 PM
That is sooo cool! I love the colors and the style. Can't I have it...PLEASE? :blush:

jodstr2
12-22-2005, 03:51 PM
:inlove: awesome! I love your colors! :heart:

rebecca
12-22-2005, 04:43 PM
:heart: :heart: the bag!! I must get this pattern, I love it so much :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

DotMom61
12-22-2005, 05:35 PM
Wow, thanks, everyone! Let's see if I can answer the questions in one fell swoop ...

First of all, this is technically an Oregon Tote because of the techniques used to define the corners, bind it off, and make holes for the handles. However,the size was made according to the Booga Bag instructions. Of course, since I used two strands of wool held together, that actually made it bigger than a Booga.

It is about 11-1/2" tall by 10" wide (12" w/out the sides pleated) and about 5" from front to back.

I thought I had knit this one to be about the same height as the Plum & Periwinkle bags I had done, but it came out much taller. The P&P ones are both only about 10" tall (other dimensions the same).

Oh, boy, and how much yarn DID I use??? :?? The original pattern calls for about 600 yds of bulky. Naturally, I used more because I used two strands of worsted, but SHEESH, I can't remember if I bought 3 or 4 skeins (@ 190 yd/skein) of each color. I know that I have an entire pink skein & about 1/2 of two others left, plus about 1/2 of one of the green skeins left.

So, I guess that means I would've used 2-1/2 of green and 1 of pink, if I only bought 3 of ea. (and I *think* I did). So that's only 665 yds of the worsted.

If I bought 4 of each, then I would've used 2 pink and 3-1/2 green, which would be 1,045 yards.

Considering that I downsized the bag, I guess it could truly be the lower number, though.

There ... did I hit all the questions??? Oh, except for Kayeknit's!! And, sorry, but I have to say, "NO!!" :roflhard: It's a gift for someone.

kemp
12-22-2005, 07:48 PM
Very pretty and I :heart: :heart: :heart: the color combination.

distracted_knitter
12-22-2005, 07:52 PM
LOVE IT. SIMPLY LOVE IT!

dustinac
12-22-2005, 10:29 PM
:happydance: very pretty I love the color combo!! :thumbsup:

feministmama
12-23-2005, 03:04 AM
Well done!! So what is the difference between an Oregon tote and a booga? :??

aprildavis99
12-23-2005, 03:25 AM
Very beautiful. :heart: :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-23-2005, 07:50 AM
LOVE IT!

DotMom61
12-23-2005, 12:12 PM
Well done!! So what is the difference between an Oregon tote and a booga? :??

The corners and the bind-off are different, it's a bit bigger if you knit to the pattern, the straps are threaded differently, and you actually knit in the "buttonholes" for the straps rather than poking through the felted fabric. Also, the pattern calls for it to be knit with bulky yarn, but I used two strands of worsted, and that also works to make a really strong bag.

They're both really quick & easy patterns, the Oregon Tote is just a bit more "finished," I guess.

Thanks, everyone, for the compliments!