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Old 07-24-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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My Interpretation of the famous Booga Bag
I successfully knitted and felted a Booga Bag! This was my first felted object and it was fun to do. I used Lambs Pride Worsted. It's a very nice soft yarn. Softer after felting. I looked at Noro in the store and I thought it was rather scratchy. Lambs Pride had a nice rainbow selection of colors. Since this was a knitting "experiment" for me I chose colors for me. I'm keeping this. Purple is my favoite color. I think the purple yarn was called Violet, but I might be wrong. The green is Kiwi.

I finished the actual knitting a couple weeks ago; because of the striping and stranding everyone kept saying it looked like a hat from a Dr. Seuss story. The stranding was new for me too, it was a simple pattern and if my strands weren't straight on the back I figured the felting would take care of that. The pattern of strands and stripes I made up as I went along and I think it has a nice symetrical effect. There were some odd ball errors here and there but the felting process corrected them all.

For the actual felting I followed the instructions in the article at Knitty.com. I had loads of fun watching my bag magically shrink. Last night I put in my lining which is backed with very stiff interfacing but lends a good dose of sturdiness to the bag.

On to the pictures!
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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That looks absolutely fabulous! I love the way the lining goes with the rest of it, it makes it look really professional. I really dig the checkers and stripes, too.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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That turned out really cute! Can you give us instructions on how you inserted the lining w/the stiff back?
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
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It's a functional work of art! Wonderful!
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
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It's lovely! Well done!!
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:45 PM   #6
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That is awesome! I love the stranded look on it!
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:42 AM   #7
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that is great! I live the lining and the snap, I'm too chicken to do that!!!
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That is really, really cute!!
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Ooo! Gorgeous!
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That's absolutely beautiful! That's your first attempt at felting? It looks very professional!
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