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ArtLady1981
01-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Hi'yall! :waving:

Well, I finished the two little girl's Booga Bags for Fiona and Laila.
They are ages 8 and 5...and I think, after felting, the Booga Bag turns out to be a nice size for little girls.

I made the XL Booga Bag for their mother, and posted photos of it the other day.

I had purchased only 2 skeins of NORO Kureyon, with the intentions of making the mini-booga bag. But, after casting on 24 stitches...it looked soooo small even before felting. So I made the "Normal" size, casting on about 36 st...and just knit in the round til I ran out of Kureyon. I had to purchase one skein of worsted weight wool for the I-cord straps for these bags...but, I like the contrasting color for the straps. The shade of purple is in both Kureyon colorways. I ended the I-cord at 5' for the little girl bags, instead of the recommended 6'.

I heard that both of the girls favor "pink"...so their mother and I discussed that I give BOTH BAGS to BOTH OF THEM...to interchange and share from day-to-day. "You get to take it (the pink bag) to church this Sunday, and I get to carry it to church next Sunday"...or some dialog like that! :happydance: Good thing: the oldest child is the most even tempered and diplomatic. The youngest daughter is a bit of a hot head! :teehee:

I am thinking about adding some beads-n-bobbles embellishments to the blue bag...to make it more alluring! The pink one can stay just like it is!

The frontal visual measurements of the pink bag are 7.5" x 8".
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/BabyBoogaBag1.jpg



The frontal visual measurements of the blue bag are 8" x 8".
This is SIDE B.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3864.jpg

I added the beads'n'bobbles to add to its appeal! The girls are going to fight over the pink bag, so these beads will help the blue bag out!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3865.jpg

THIS IS SIDE Ahttp://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/BabyBoogaBag2.jpg

Knit4Fun
01-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Looks great!!! Any girl would be thrilled to have one of those! :heart:

The.Knitter
01-23-2008, 09:42 PM
As usual your work is wonderful. Those are adorable for little girls! I bet they just love them.

dustinac
01-23-2008, 10:03 PM
:inlove: love the colors!! Great job:thumbsup:

Jaxhil
01-23-2008, 10:07 PM
I love them-great colors for little girls, they're going to be THRILLED!

auburnchick
01-23-2008, 10:37 PM
Very pretty, ArtLady! Boy, the gals in your family certainly have one-of-a-kind things, don't they! They'll be the envy of their Sunday School classmates!

Nice job!

mdog182
01-23-2008, 11:00 PM
I love the colors you chose! They look beautiful!

knit2btied
01-23-2008, 11:21 PM
I think they are both pretty!

ah
01-23-2008, 11:52 PM
Both are lovely colors! I hope that the blue one doesn't feel unloved. :-)

WandaT
01-24-2008, 12:04 AM
Both are just gorgeous!! You can't go wrong with those colors!! Great job! Would love to see what you do to embellish the purple one though. I can't imagine it looking any better ...

ArtLady1981
01-25-2008, 12:37 AM
Remember me sayin' that the girls will be fighting over the pink bag?
So anyhoo, today I added some beads 'n' bobbles to the blue bag, to give it a little help!

So this is SIDE B...whereas SIDE A is just the straps' knot.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3864.jpg



http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3865.jpg

auburnchick
01-25-2008, 12:42 AM
Very nice touch! :thumbsup:

WandaT
01-25-2008, 08:53 AM
Adorable! I love that added touch!

nonny2t
01-25-2008, 10:33 AM
Just marvelous. I found the booga size to be extremely small after felting for an adult so I increased it significantly too.

The colors are wonderful as are the beads. I love doing the embellishments as I think it adds just the extra something.

msoebel
01-25-2008, 11:16 AM
I did exactly the same thing for my 10 year old niece for Christmas...just made the regular size bag until I ran out of yarn.

She keeps telling me how much she loves it...and I couldn't be there at Christmas, but apparently, she stopped opening her other gifts after receiving it and was only interested in modeling with it in front of the mirror.:aww: Apparently, it was an EXCELLENT gift choice for this age.

Great job! I bet your gd s will love them as much as my niece! They have a great grandma.

babsnelson
01-25-2008, 11:51 AM
Oh my....those are simply divine! I know an 8 year old Fiona that would go gaga over the blue one! Go figure!

2FrenchBritmom
01-25-2008, 12:05 PM
I love your added embellishment on one and putting the knot on the outside as an embellishment on the other was cute!

medic777
01-26-2008, 02:01 AM
These bags are just beautiful as well as the XL bag for Laurelee. I love the beads and bobbles. Did you use double strands of yarn or just single? The bags look very sturdy. Again, your work just blows me away!! :passedout: My DH comes home from work now and says "Ok, show me what Artlady has made today.":teehee:

evona
01-26-2008, 09:51 PM
I love them both :inlove:

MerigoldinWA
01-27-2008, 06:12 AM
Very nice ArtLady!! My favorite is the blue one and the beads are really cool on it. I hope they don't fight over them. Maybe one will favor the blue one for one reason or another. You can always hope.

mare-nitt
01-27-2008, 07:46 AM
They are wonderful, I love the touch with the beads.

lucky_alf2
01-27-2008, 11:09 AM
Very cute! The girls will love them!

ArtLady1981
01-28-2008, 12:07 AM
These bags are just beautiful as well as the XL bag for Laurelee. I love the beads and bobbles. Did you use double strands of yarn or just single? The bags look very sturdy. Again, your work just blows me away!! :passedout: My DH comes home from work now and says "Ok, show me what Artlady has made today.":teehee:

I used that DMC Pearl Cotton. Same yarn/thread/floss that I use to seam my knits, rather than the self-yarn from the project.
CLICK HERE (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2706&PRODID=prd2582&source=search) to view it at Joann's.

And thanks so much for your kind words, too!

ArtLady1981
01-28-2008, 01:38 PM
Very nice ArtLady!! My favorite is the blue one and the beads are really cool on it. I hope they don't fight over them. Maybe one will favor the blue one for one reason or another. You can always hope.

Hi Merigold!

The big sister won't fight...she'll "campaign". The little one (the scrappy one) will go to the mats about the whole thing! :teehee:

KnitWit1987
01-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Those colors are great and I love the beads you added!

Ronda
01-28-2008, 06:25 PM
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv the beads and bobbles! What a nice touch.

knittingymnast
01-28-2008, 06:42 PM
the colors are preeeetty! i love them! will you make me a bag? lol

Maria2009
01-28-2008, 07:43 PM
I love them,thye are so so pretty:)

p.s do you have a link to the pattern?

ArtLady1981
01-28-2008, 07:48 PM
I love them,thye are so so pretty:)

p.s do you have a link to the pattern?

Oops! Sorry Maria! I forgot! BOOGA BAG FREE PATTERN (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html)

I you ever lose it, you can find it again by Googling BOOGA BAG.

KnittingNat
01-29-2008, 03:30 AM
I really like your extra touch! and what a great gift to give your DGD's!

Maria2009
01-29-2008, 05:40 AM
Oops! Sorry Maria! I forgot! BOOGA BAG FREE PATTERN (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html)

I you ever lose it, you can find it again by Googling BOOGA BAG.


thank you:)

GinnyG
01-29-2008, 06:06 AM
REALLY adorable!

AussieYank
01-29-2008, 07:06 PM
These are beautiful - I did a whole bunch of Boogas for Christmas presents this year and "they went down a treat" as they sometimes say. The girls will really love these.

GiddyKnitter
02-04-2008, 12:37 PM
Hi Artlady
Where can I get the pattern for the larger Booga Bag from?

ArtLady1981
02-04-2008, 02:15 PM
Hi Artlady
Where can I get the pattern for the larger Booga Bag from?

BOOGA BAG PATTERN (http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html)

I used the pattern 'as is' for my granddaughter's booga bags.

For my daughter's larger booga bag, I just cast on 46 stitches (instead of 34)...and knit back and forth for 46 rows (13 ridges)...and knit up in-the-round til my yarn was gone.

BTW: You will need to reserve yarn for your 6' of I-cord. Maybe you should make the I-cord first.

The regular Booga Bag calls for 3 skeins Kureyon. The bigger bag will take 5 skeins, unless you use a different wool for the bottom and I-cord.

Remember, I used a different yarn for my daughter's I-cord, and the bottom of the bag, and the last 6 rows at the top edge (solid leaf greenTahki Donegal Tweed).
I used up all 3 skeins of Kureyon for the bag itself.

GiddyKnitter
02-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Hi Artlady
I have just printed off the pattern for the Booga Bags from :- www.blacksheepbags.com
Thanks for your quick reply x

dmknits
02-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Very pretty! Love the colors of both of them.