Monday, February 11, 2008

Booga Bag

One finished felted Booga Bag:

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This used exactly 3 balls of Vintage Hues (total 250m)

100st in the round. 65 rows. 5 stitch Icord handle measured 2m before felting. Before felting bag measured 45cm x 38cm.

I used a hot wash cycle. The bag was in a zippered mesh bag and in the machine I also put in 4 pairs of jeans and 1/2C baking soda. I put it through twice. I think it's mediumly felted, still reasonably soft in places but felted enough you can't see the stitches anymore. I think it could have possibly done with another go through. The cord is a bit short so next time I will do 4m before felting.

The colours are lovely.

Finished size after felting 33cm x 33cm approx

Before and After
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I loved this pattern and the final result and will definitely make another of these. I have decided I am probably going to give this to a friend who is super clever and crafty and always sending me lovely parcels :D

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Now as for the little felted heart. I stuffed it with dacron and sewed it up last night. In the end I decided I didnt really like it tied to the handle of the bag. The handles are a bit short and the colour of the heart didnt really sit right. So I made a tie for it and I'll either add it to our box of Xmas decorations or use it as a pin cushion, in my knitting bag. DH doesnt really appreciate me sticking my darning needle in the couch hehe

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P.S. The ducky was found....... In the bath tub.

3 comments:

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Looking gooood! And I LOVE that yarn.

Who sells it? I suppose I could look it up myself but I am WAY too lazy. ;)

sweetp said...

The VintageHues is gorgeous. Seriously.
I think Spotlight sells it.And Knitworld
http://knitting.co.nz/site/page_products/category_69/category_61/product_/category_182/product_/

Mine was 1279

I have an 'arrangement' with my Mum and she gets stuff from her LYS and sends it to me :D Good to have a Mum who knows her yarn!!

sweetp said...

Sorry you'll have to cut and paste that . I can't remember how to do the linky thing. I really should get more tech savvy heh