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Cristy
01-16-2006, 11:46 PM
Hey guys--here's the booga I made for mom for her birthday (which is tomorrow!). Had I made this for myself, I'd have chosen a different color scheme but I was going for neutral since I know that's what mom likes. It's the original pattern in Noro 149. I don't think I felted it as long as others have, but I like the outcome as is.

Lana
01-16-2006, 11:50 PM
That looks like a VERY expensive bag. :X:
You've got a lucky Mom.

(You look good too.)

Cristy
01-16-2006, 11:57 PM
hehe thanks--I was in travel mode--hair pulled back, blue jeans and old ratty tee-shirt! :)

I really hope she likes it--she was on the trip with me this weekend and it was hard to work on it at first b/c she kept asking questions! "What's that....just practice stitches really..." Later..."It's kind of starting to look like a bag......humm..your right,maybe I'll experiment with trying to make it into a bag-good idea mom" :) All the while DH was trying not to laugh!

Pensguys
01-16-2006, 11:58 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Love it!!!!

And the bag looks GREAT!!!

Danielle
01-17-2006, 12:17 AM
Great job on the bag! :thumbsup: Love the color! Don't you just love Noro? It's my favorite! ;)

rebecca
01-17-2006, 01:41 AM
Lovin' your mom's booga...and so will she :cheering: :cheering:

Amber
01-17-2006, 03:10 AM
Looks great! Fabulous job!

Darhain
01-17-2006, 04:32 AM
Love the bag! (And the story of your sly knitting! :lol:)

How do you knit in the car?!? I would be ill all over my work. :help: I get so carsick -- I can't even read a grocery list in the car, or it's all over.

Cristy
01-17-2006, 08:20 AM
How do you knit in the car?!? I would be ill all over my work. :help: I get so carsick -- I can't even read a grocery list in the car, or it's all over.

This was the first time I had really knitted in the car and it went well--I was a little nervous at first--I'm unable to read or write so I was surprised that the knitting didn't bother me. My dh is VERY easily car sick too--just riding does it to him--he usually takes anti-nausea medicine just to take a 4 hour drive! It's a good thing I was able to work on it b/c that's really how I got it done on time--the prior week I had hardly touched b/c work was so busy and I was so exhausted when I got home in the evenings.

And yes--I do love the Noro--Eventually I'm going to make another one for me but I want to make the toshiko first b/c it looks like a good knitting tote.

Thanks for all of the kind comments!

KellyK
01-17-2006, 08:27 AM
OOOOOH! You are a SNIKKY SNIKKY one, you are!! :rofling:

Booga looks FANTASTIC!

Angelia
01-17-2006, 08:32 AM
Oooooh, it's gorgeous!! :inlove: :inlove:

I love that Noro--the earthy colors felted really nicely!

You did it! Yay!!!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Ronda
01-17-2006, 09:11 AM
Those were the neutral colors I was looking for when I did my booga bag! I love it. I ended up using Noro #55 and it's pretty, but it has some blue in it. Your mom is going to love it!

Ingrid
01-17-2006, 09:18 AM
That is gorgeous!! Love it! :thumbsup:

Lisa1216
01-17-2006, 09:45 AM
The bag looks great! :thumbsup: Let us know how your mom liked it!
I had to take a road trip last week for about a 3 hour drive and I also took my knitting with me. I was surprised I could knit and not get car sick, until we got onto some back twisting, turning roads, then I had to stop :shock:

Cristy
01-17-2006, 09:57 AM
thanks guys--mom's bday is today but she's sick and I have a class to teach this evening so I'm not sure if I'll get to see her today--I'll let you guys know how she liked it! :)

dustinac
01-17-2006, 10:07 AM
It looks wonderful she will love it!!! :roflhard: with her asking you questions great cover up!!


When we get ready to drive home dh says you have something to do?? .. LOL if I don't have something to work on I drive him crazy with you are a little close to that car... ohh did you see that... or grabbing his thigh when a semi passes so now he demands I knit in the car :rofling:

Angelia
01-17-2006, 10:09 AM
Lucky you, Dustina! My dh complains when I knit in the car; he gets bored because I'm not talking much. :rollseyes:

feministmama
01-17-2006, 11:59 AM
Ah knitting while traveling. Isn't it great? The best is on a train. My son and his dad both get carsick if they read in the car too. I never hear of such a thing before. No one in my family or anyone I knew got carsick. Oh well, Ilike your sneakyness with yer mum. Great lookin bag :thumbsup:

jodstr2
01-17-2006, 12:52 PM
:cheering: it's gorgeous! congrats!!! :cheering:
you look so cute in the pic! :heart:
I'm jealous, I can't knit in the car, even on a completely straight road w/ cruise control set, I get nauseous.

Cristy
01-17-2006, 01:09 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Jodi--I know what you meant--but a first it almost made it sound like you're driving too! Just for the record..I don't knit and drive!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

cmcmom
01-17-2006, 04:01 PM
It looks great! I just finished a Booga (my first) in the car this weekend. I can't read in the car either.....I still have to do the cording and felt it but the major part is done.

I bet your mom will :heart: it!


-Mary Beth

butterflymama
01-17-2006, 05:55 PM
That really does look like an expensive designer bag! Great job!

hillerkim
01-17-2006, 06:09 PM
Very nice! Great job! :thumbsup:

How much yarn did you end up using? It looks like a really nice sized bag.

Cristy
01-17-2006, 08:10 PM
How much yarn did you end up using? It looks like a really nice sized bag.

I didn't even use all three skeins!! I expected it to be smaller from the way everyone talked...It is about 8 rows taller than the original pattern called for (I got carried away and before I had realized it, I had too many rows--I didn't figure it'd hurt so I just left it).

The final dimensions are 9" high, 8" wide and 5" deep (at the base of the bag). It think (like the photo with the pattern) it looks bigger in the pics than in real life! :)

hillerkim
01-18-2006, 06:21 PM
How much yarn did you end up using? It looks like a really nice sized bag.

I didn't even use all three skeins!! I expected it to be smaller from the way everyone talked...It is about 8 rows taller than the original pattern called for (I got carried away and before I had realized it, I had too many rows--I didn't figure it'd hurt so I just left it).

The final dimensions are 9" high, 8" wide and 5" deep (at the base of the bag). It think (like the photo with the pattern) it looks bigger in the pics than in real life! :)

Thanks Cristy. That helps. I'm assuming you only used 1 strand on smaller needles.

I've been trying to decide on whether I should order some Noro or not. I love the different color variations they offer. Very cool. Just didn't want it to get super expensive since I was thinking of making them for the women in the family for birthdays and what not.

Again great job on the bag! :thumbsup:

Cristy
01-19-2006, 06:56 PM
I did do it single stranded and I used the needle size called for in the pattern (10.5). I'm not sure exactly how much yarn I had left over--I used less than two complete skeins for the bag itself and a little from a third skein for the handles. I started the handles (icord) before finishing the bag (just for a change of scenery) which is why I'm not sure if I would have gone over 2 total skeins. I would guess that I did. I'd certainly make it again--but I'd probably make it slightly larger by adding 20 (as some have suggested) to everything--I don't know that I'd double it though.

Mom loved it and even emailed me at work today to tell me that all of the ladies at work loved it too. :)

nanonette
01-19-2006, 09:16 PM
Love your colors!! Beautiful bag!