Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Late to the Booga Bag Party

After finishing the Fair Isle bag I wanted to do a quick and easy knit. I also have had company in and out for the last couple of weeks and needed something to work on that there was not much thought involved. So I went into my stash and pulled out some Noro Kureyon to finally make a Booga Bag.

This bag is fun and easy to make and knits up very quickly. It is a great project if you want to make several of them for gifts you can whip them out in a couple of days.

I used 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon in color #148

This is what it looks like all knitted up and ready to felt.

It took about 45 minutes on the wash cycle in hot water with a pair of old jeans. I found the perfect size box to block it on. I just covered the box with a plastic bag first. The bag has a square bottom so needs to be blocked to sit up on its own when dry.

I am very pleased with the bag, and plan to make another one in a different color way.
If you would like to make one for yourself you can find the pattern here.


Haley misses all the company we have had in the last couple of weeks. She was spoiled rotten with affection and table scraps. She keeps looking for them to come back.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Finished Moira Bag

I finally finished the Moira Bag.
Pattern from Rowan book #27
Cast on at the end of June
Finished at the end of August
I used circular needles and did the whole thing at once.
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Glace
Colors: Ecru, Sky, Hyacinth, Shoot, & Glee

I enjoyed making this bag and will definitely do more knitting using Fair Isle method. I did change up the pattern a little. In my mind I kept picturing it as a round tote. So I decided to make it round. I found some great sued like fabric and used one of my pot covers as a round template and then just sewed the round piece of fabric onto the bottom of the bag. I also lined the bag with fabric. It makes it more user friendly.

Here is a picture of the bag showing the back side and all the ends I needed to weave in

Here is the lining fabric and the bottom fabric.

Here is a picture of the lining sewn into the bag.

This bag is way cute and I am very proud of how it turned out. I have even got a couple of compliments from people. The best part is when they ask where you got it and I say “I made it.”

I have been Raoked. It is so exciting to get a package in the mail unexpectedly. Especially an awesome package like this

This package was from Danielle over at Sassy Gina-D. It included a silver tin, hand moisturizer, hand sanitizer, emery boards, cuticle boards, soap, small sharpie & a little massage ball shaped like a flying saucer. Oh and of course the cutest dog card. Thank you so much for this thoughtful package. I love everything and will use all of it.

September Is Here
Wow, it is already September. I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Here is a picture of my precious baby boy all cuddled up and cozy.