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Old 06-05-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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The Booga Bag: useful modifications?
Hi Everybody--

I am thinking of making the booga bag, and wanted to know from those who have made it, what changes you have or would make to improve on it? Would you make it bigger, wider, taller, longer straps, etc?

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Old 06-05-2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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I would have made mine bigger, that's for sure.

But I did add an inside pocket, a flap, and changed the strap. You can see it here.

But let your imagination go wild. With a design this easy, it really is easy to adapt it to anything you want it to be.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:50 PM   #3
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From hearing that the Patons SWS felts a great deal I opted to make mine bigger. Good thing, otherwise it would have been tiny! Pictures and info at my blog. It was a good project to learn how to knit in the round and how to felt. I have another booga bag on my "to knit" list this time in Noro.
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I made mine larger taller wider!! I also picked the stitches around the bottom and then bound off and it made a neat edge and gave the bottom more definition
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Doodknitwit View Post
I made mine larger taller wider!! I also picked the stitches around the bottom and then bound off and it made a neat edge and gave the bottom more definition
Do you remember what your pre-felted dimensions were? Also, what do you mean by picked up and bound off? How did you knit the sides?

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I used the freebie pattern and added about 20 st to the depth and 35 to width, I made it about 35 st taller too. I knitted it like the pattern and finished it. after I finished the bag I went back to the outside of the bottom picked up all the stitches again around all sides and bound them off... it sounds weird but it gave a great edge to the bottom!
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Okay, now I get it
Did you still only need 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon?

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:51 PM   #8
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I would put a button and a loop on it, because mine never stays closed.

I would also make a thicker bottom, somehow. I always worry that it's going to rip (but I am a worrywart)
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i think i cast on 55 for mine and knit about 40 rows for the bottom. i made it taller too. it took about 5 skeins.
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i added a pocket inside, and made a loop with a tab on one end to make a closure. i used some left over to make a simple round felted button. i wish i had made it bigger. i am still toying with the idea of using some plastic canvas ( for cross stitch) to make the body sturdier i made my strap 5.5 feet, which turned out perfect for me
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