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ArtLady1981
01-22-2008, 05:12 PM
HI! :waving:

Finally finished, an Extra Large Booga Bag for my DD...made to go with her Central Park Hoodie!

"Extra large": rather than casting on 34 stitches as the pattern prescribed, I cast on 46 stitches, and knit for 23 ridges for the bottom. As for its heighth...I just kept knitting in-the-round until my 3 skeins of NORO was exhausted.

I made the bottom of the Booga Bag using green Donegal tweed wool, leftovers from the CPH. Knit the I-cord straps with the green tweed, as well as a 2" top rim. Also an rectangular inside pocket.

The visual width of the bag is 10.5". The height is 9". The rectangular bottom is 5.5" x 10.5".
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/XLBoogaBag.jpg

I cut a 10"x5" piece of crafter's foam to sit on the bottom of the bag as a foundation. I think it will help keep the shape when the bag is loaded with stuff. I punched the holes for the straps with a size 19 metal knitting needle.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/SideView.jpg

This is Lauralee, wearing her CPH.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3718-1.jpg

This is the felted inside pocket. It's depth is all the way to the bottom of the bag, and its width spans the space between the straps. I just whipstitched it into place.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/InsidePocket.jpg

auburnchick
01-22-2008, 06:17 PM
Pretty!!! I like your modifications, too! Lucky daughter you have...

Suziblues
01-22-2008, 07:19 PM
Oh, WOW! What a lucky girl your daughter is! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag and the hoodie.
GREAT WORK!

knit2btied
01-22-2008, 08:03 PM
Wows! Very nice work!

ah
01-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Looks great!

dustinac
01-22-2008, 09:10 PM
:thumbsup: Great job!!

bethany
01-22-2008, 09:17 PM
very nice!

The.Knitter
01-22-2008, 09:23 PM
Sooooo Sis!!! I like big booga bags. I saw one once that had a trillium knit and sewn onto the front of it before it was felted. It looked so nice and it was my fav colour, RED!

I wish I could knit with wool so I could make myself one, but that is never gonna happen. Oh well, perhaps one day they will come up with a yarn I can touch that felts and is not wool.

Gorgeous job of both the CPH, the Booga Bag and the daughter. They are all beautiful!

walmin22
01-22-2008, 10:59 PM
Once again your knits are beautiful! I wish I could finish my bag but Tax season is upon me and there is no time for knitting. I really shouldn't be on KH but I needed a break.

Debkcs
01-22-2008, 11:48 PM
Really creative way to make the bag, I think I'd like that better,especially with the pocket in it.

Great work, as usual!

KnittingNat
01-23-2008, 03:52 AM
Looking great!:thumbsup: I'm sure your DD will love it :cheering:

WandaT
01-23-2008, 07:54 AM
GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors and it turned out perfect!

GinnyG
01-23-2008, 08:10 AM
Lovely, as usual!

I made an XL Booga bag and used plastic needlepoint canvas for a shaper on the bottom, worked great.

knittingymnast
01-23-2008, 09:17 AM
wow.... im breathless....that is really pretty. you daughter is really lucky!! :yay: good work!

ArtLady1981
01-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Lovely, as usual!

I made an XL Booga bag and used plastic needlepoint canvas for a shaper on the bottom, worked great.

Hey, great idea Ginny! I like the idea about the needlepoint canvas.
One could even knit a sleeve for it, too...out of a contrasting yarn...or self yarn!

You are always so full of GOOD TIPS! :thumbsup:

GiddyKnitter
01-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Your daughter is soooo lucky having such a creative mum x

Knit4Fun
01-23-2008, 08:40 PM
This is a fantastic modification to the bag...looks great!!! So talented you are... :muah:

ArtLady1981
01-23-2008, 09:17 PM
I've been greatly inspired by all the wonderful knitted works of art I see here at Knitting Help! Especially the wonderful felted things...the socks!...the Entrelac!...the toys!...the lace!....I need to catch up with all y'all!

I could knit til I'm 100...and I will never accomplish all that we accomplish collectively together!

You are wonderful, Knitting Help Knitters! Truly inspiring!! :cheering:

That said, thanks again for all your kind words and compliments! :aww:

Jaxhil
01-23-2008, 10:07 PM
that is beautiful-what pretty colors, it'll be perfect with her CPH!

Doodknitwit
01-23-2008, 10:09 PM
both gorgeous!! hoodie spectaular..:yay:

dmknits
01-24-2008, 07:46 PM
Looks great!