Some notes about the Big Booga Bag.
I followed Julie’s Booga Bag pattern with the following changes:
I cast on 60 stitches and did 40 rows. I picked up 19 stitches on each of the short sides, and 60 stitches on the cast on side, for a total of 158 stitches around. I knitted 70 rounds on the body of the bag — made it just a bit taller than the “normal” bag.
I did a two-stitch i-cord edging around the top of the back, and in the middle of one of the long sides, made an i-cord loop to be used to close the bag with a button.
I made about 6 feet of i-cord for the handles, and knitted a 40 stitch-wide rectangle to use as an outside pocket — didn’t keep track of the number of rows. All this took just about 6 skeins of Kureyon.
In case you wondered, I did start another regular-sized Booga Bag — this one in color 89, like the last regular one I did. I took that one to work and my boss told me the color combo was her favorite. Because I still had plenty of color 89, I thought I’d make another one for her. Whether she wants it or not.
There are those of you who express doubts about my ability to stay on a yarn diet. Some of you have even suggested betting against it. Can you imagine?
I’m planning on staying on the yarn diet at least until after New Year’s. Anyone wanna bet me I can’t do it? If I lose or you lose, you hafta buy me yarn.
Heh heh heh.
Here’s a close-up of the pattern motif:
Cool, huh? I’m just about done with the body, and I think I’ll do the neckband next.
Lucy is very impressed.
And here is a mysterious photo of Lucy. She’s such an exotic princess!
Well y’all have a happy Wednesday. I’ll be away from my computer for large periods of time over the next few days, so if you email me and I don’t answer, don’t take it personally!