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auburnchick
06-26-2008, 09:16 PM
This is the fourth Black Sheep Booga Bag (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html) I've made...two for myself, one for my sister, and this latest one for a friend i used to work with.

I used Noro Kureyon, color #149, which I purchased during my Vegas trip.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2334465437_4f97059183.jpg

I love, love, love the colors. After it dried, I realized that it wasn't sitting up properly, so I threw it back in the machine for a second round of felting. I'm much happier with it now.

Thanks for looking!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2600228271_84d8611b5a_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/2614774496_f0d2446a33.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2614774480_39fc6900e4.jpg

sue in canada
06-26-2008, 09:48 PM
Great colours. Your friend will love it

Debkcs
06-27-2008, 02:26 AM
Yours is really beautiful! Love the colors and the way it felted.

Mine has to be cut down, because the shape is wrong. I was going to do it tomorrow, but we're baby sitting instead. :heart:

You've made four, is there a fifth coming out soon?

Slim
06-27-2008, 07:37 AM
Very pretty! The colors are beautiful. Lucky friend.

auburnchick
06-27-2008, 08:32 AM
You've made four, is there a fifth coming out soon?


I've actually been thinking about it. I wasn't super pleased with the way my sister's came out (it was a Christmas present). I'm thinking that I might make her a blue one out of Patons SWS. I've had my eye on a colorway for a while, and I think the blue would be a good color for her.

We'll see...

Thank you for the nice comments. They make me feel like I'm on cloud nine. cloud9

GirlChris
06-27-2008, 02:25 PM
very nice !

WandaT
07-01-2008, 06:55 AM
It's gorgeous!! Love the colorway!

ArtLady1981
07-01-2008, 04:35 PM
OH YUMMY! I love NORO...and I love this new colorway you used! Thanks for sharing the info!

The BOOGA BAG is wonderfu! Those browns and mocha colors really distributed nicely! Maybe this is the BOOGA BAG I will make for 'yours truly'! I haven't seen a color combo that inspires me to make a bag for me....til now!

Thanks for sharing! :waving: And adding to my list of TO DO's! :teehee:

Karina
07-04-2008, 11:56 AM
That is a great looking bag.

My DH just came home with 3 skeins of Noro Iro yesterday. A department store near his work was having a half price sale and he thought I would like it. So I have just cast on for my first Booga bag.

did you do as the instructions said and just poke a dpn through the fibers after felting and make a hole. I was not sure and thought I might buy them little silver metal rings to make the opening for the handle stronger. (Sorry can't remember what they are called)

auburnchick
07-04-2008, 12:20 PM
That is a great looking bag.

My DH just came home with 3 skeins of Noro Iro yesterday. A department store near his work was having a half price sale and he thought I would like it. So I have just cast on for my first Booga bag.

did you do as the instructions said and just poke a dpn through the fibers after felting and make a hole. I was not sure and thought I might buy them little silver metal rings to make the opening for the handle stronger. (Sorry can't remember what they are called)


Grommets is the word I think you're looking for.

I have never used them, and I've made several of these bags. I use mine all the time too, and the straps have held up well. I do follow the instructions about poking the needles through to make the hole. I have to work it a bit to make the hole a bit larger...just enough to tuck the straps through. Because of the felting, the yarn is incredibly strong and resilient.

Good luck! I can't wait to see your finished product!

scout52
07-04-2008, 12:48 PM
It so pretty!! I love the colorway!!! great job!!

Shewhoknits
07-08-2008, 12:37 PM
You must be the Queen of the Booga Bag!

Great job and I love the colors. I think Noro does great colors for bags. :cheering:

domiknitrix
07-08-2008, 02:55 PM
NICE. I want one.

Jen17
07-08-2008, 10:55 PM
"I love, love, love the colors. After it dried, I realized that it wasn't sitting up properly, so I threw it back in the machine for a second round of felting. I'm much happier with it now"

Hi I love the bag, I bought the pattern last Christmas in CA and forgot I had it! I adore the colors..brown is one of my favorite colors.
I put your quote up above, because I was wondering what you meant by "sitting up properly"?
Jen

auburnchick
07-08-2008, 11:03 PM
"I love, love, love the colors. After it dried, I realized that it wasn't sitting up properly, so I threw it back in the machine for a second round of felting. I'm much happier with it now"

Hi I love the bag, I bought the pattern last Christmas in CA and forgot I had it! I adore the colors..brown is one of my favorite colors.
I put your quote up above, because I was wondering what you meant by "sitting up properly"?
Jen


The other booga bags that I've made kind of sit up on their own...without stuff in them. If the bag is too flimsy, it makes me think it hasn't been felted enough. That's why I put it in again. I've had to do this before, even after I carried the bag to work with stuff in it. I wasn't happy, so I felted it more until I was satisfied.

BTW, the pattern link I provided is a free pattern. I guess you purchased a different pattern?

Oh, and thank you for the nice compliments. :hug:

Janneth
07-08-2008, 11:08 PM
Wow..beautiful..I am really adore your bag. I wish i can get this kind of yarn here. :aww:

Great job!

tokmom
07-08-2008, 11:09 PM
:inlove: love Noro and love your bag! :yay:

Jen17
07-08-2008, 11:14 PM
BTW, the pattern link I provided is a free pattern. I guess you purchased a different pattern?

Hi, Hmmm, I think it is the same exact pattern! I will have to dig it out and check!
Thanks for the info!
Jen

Hygiene Mama
07-09-2008, 07:04 AM
Very nice...I love the colors!:heart:

twoxover
07-09-2008, 07:27 AM
that is sooooo gorgeous! i can't wait to get good enough to knit one of these...

betsey

dustinac
07-10-2008, 09:00 AM
:yay: very nice...she will love it!

chrisknitz
07-21-2008, 08:09 PM
Love the colour of the yarn. It goes on my wish list. Thanks for posting the pattern link. It is on my want to do list. Is Booda a particular style? I can wait to felt something.

Cheers