View Full Version : My first Booga

04-29-2006, 10:55 AM
I had seen so many pretty booga bags (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html) posted here that I decided to choose that for my first circular project. I just love seeing the pretty Noro colors, but since this was also my first felting attempt, I thought I better use a less expensive yarn to see how things went first!

Yarn: Patons classic red (if I ever use it again, I want to double strand and make the bag a little firmer in texture) - knit single strand it took about 1 skein.

Needles: 10.5 Boye interchangeable circular - I used Amy's trick of removing the circular cord to do the i-cord on just the short needle stems- Thanks, Amy!!

After the felting, I just wanted to add something to this bag to give it some spice...so I used the "fabulous felted flowers" (http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PG=acc) pattern available at the Patons website. You have to register with them to get the pattern but it is FREE!

I sewed the felted flower onto an empty pin backing (I recycled mine from an old pin that I didn't want to wear anymore, but you can get pin backings at craft stores with holes in them for fastening). This way I can take the flower on and off to swap out with other pins I might want to put on the purse. I can also use my flower pin on other things if I want to later! :-)

Jan in CA
04-29-2006, 11:06 AM
I just love this version of booga! The flower is a delightful touch!! :inlove:

04-29-2006, 11:35 AM
That looks great! Love the flower! :thumbsup:

04-29-2006, 12:20 PM
That is beautiful! I just love the color. I like it better than the Noro stripes, to be honest, the flower makes it just beautiful!

04-29-2006, 12:29 PM
How cute is that!!! I am so making that flower. Nice job :thumbsup:

04-29-2006, 01:11 PM
I :heart: it! Thanks for telling us how you did the flower.

04-29-2006, 01:44 PM
Oh thats gorgeous! Loving the colour :)

04-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Wow! That turned out just wonderful! Adorable flower!

04-29-2006, 04:20 PM
The flower is such a fabulous touch!! Love this!!!

04-29-2006, 04:40 PM
That is adorable--the flower is perfect, too! Love it! :inlove:

04-29-2006, 09:40 PM
Absolutely GORGEOUS..I love it :cheering: :happydance:

04-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Ok, ok that is the cutest Booga I have ever seen!

My mother gave me four balls of Patons Classic wool, in red, my favorite color! Just remember, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. :oops:

04-29-2006, 11:51 PM
That is SO cute! :D

04-30-2006, 05:38 AM
Looks great!! Love the flower! :inlove:

04-30-2006, 05:46 AM
I love it! :heart: :heart:

I want one!! - one day........

Mama Bear
04-30-2006, 08:16 AM
I love the flower and the versatility!

I have so abused the booga bag my daughter knit for me. I really need to reshape it and give it a shave.

Mama Bear

04-30-2006, 07:44 PM
very nice...makes me want to make another booga! :)

04-30-2006, 09:38 PM
Gee! :blush: Thanks, everybody. I really did have fun with this project. Pixy, you go girl. I'd be honored if you decided to go for a red booga... But, regardless of what you decide to do, I'd love to see what you turn out with the Patons you received. I am a new fan of this yarn.

Again, thanks, everyone. I appreciate the compliments

05-01-2006, 09:36 AM
That is beautiful - and I love the detail of the flower - how creative to make it removable! :inlove:

05-01-2006, 11:06 AM
The flower sure gives it an original touch! I love working with the Patons Classic. I used it as the MC for my Booger, and just made a felted coaster for my DHs desk out of another ball I had lying about.

05-01-2006, 01:10 PM
Gorgeous!! I love the flower!

05-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Oh wow, that is amazing!!! I love the flower. I am so going to have to make one now. Thank you for inspiring me. Errr, well, maybe I shouldn't thank you for that, maybe I should be cursing you because my to knit list is already several pages long.

:thinking: Maybe if I tell myself it is a gift for someone else, I could squeeze it in.

05-02-2006, 03:47 PM
very classy and pretty!

Tamar Dohel
05-06-2006, 04:48 AM
Amazing! You are amazing! :cheering:

05-06-2006, 10:30 AM
Ohhhh, I love the red & the flower & oh I love it all..

Great Job :heart: