This is the before and almost-after. It's the "customized" Booga method.
It said to knit 65 rows, but after I had used up all the 2 skeins of Kureyon, I was only to the mid 50s, so I knit on a few more rows of the Cascade 220 like I used for the bottom and will be using for the I-cord. I was so anxious to get it felted, I did the bag even before the I-cord was done! LOL It's in color #95, that I had bought from brendajos. I'd have to check the tag on the Cascade color, I call it "split pea soup" green, and it matched the Kureyon really well. The bag is for a friend's birthday on April 2! It took about 3 trips through the front-loading washing machine, and I was even adding nearly boiling water heated up on the stove, and it was in a pillowcase, and washed with a pair of jeans and pair of shoes. I still have about 5 feet of I-cord to go. Do you think I can just do the I-cord with regular laundry and maybe in the dryer a bit?