More questions and answers about the Big Booga Bag.
First, the dimensions:
It’s 15″ wide by 9″ tall by 4″ deep.
How did I sew on the pocket? I used the same yarn it was knitted from — Noro Kureyon — and sewed very carefully so the stitches wouldn’t show.
And Catherine posed some interesting questions about grommets:
I notice you didn’t use grommets or some other kind of reinforcement for the handle holes on the bag — are you worried it might rip if there’s weight in the bag (or is the bag for lighter-weight items)?
Personally, I guess I’m never sure if grommets or reinforcement are the right answer or not — I mean, if it’s gonna rip out, it’s gonna rip out through the grommets or reinforcements pretty much as quickly as it would rip through a buttonhole or eyelet because, well, you can’t reinforce all of it…. Then again, maybe the bulk of the wear is more friction-related, so grommets or reinforcements help? Whaddaya think?
I’m planning on using this bag as a knitting bag for medium-sized projects, so I’m not concerned about weight.
I’ve seen photos of others’ Booga Bags with grommets and wondered about adding them. Can anyone who has done so comment on how they are holding up? I have some of the same concerns that Catherine mentioned. So tell us what you think!
Here is a close-up of the neck:
And the start of the first sleeve:
Not great photos — the light wasn’t good. I’ll try to post some better pix on Monday.
It was nice that Lolly so graciously apologized in my comments yesterday for attempting to get me to stray off the path of the wool-righteous.
It was not nice that I got a Knitpicks catalog in the mail with all sorts of alluring stuff in it. But I remained strong. (Tosses head imperiously.)
Have a great weekend all! Here, for your viewing pleasure, a little sleeping angel.