Thursday, July 20, 2006
Booga Booga Booga
OK. Caroline cast on the Booga Bag last night and it's teeny. As you start up the sides, it's only 100 stitches. I have serious misgivings about the size of this thing once it's felted. The sample bag we saw at Lakeside Fibers was a nice size. It was also made from Noro Kureyon.
66 2/3% of my felting experience has been with Cascade 220 and both times it felted up into a nice dense fabric and shrunk a good deal. Perhaps the Kureyon shrinks less?
I emailed the Booga Bag designer today and was very pleased to have a response back within half an hour. She says that yes, the bag was designed with Kureyon in mind and we might want to do it bigger in the Cascade.
So I did a bit of research, going back over the patterns I had made, checking the stitch counts and checking the size of the finished product. I think it needs to be about 35-40% bigger than it is here. Maybe 135 stitches or 140 instead of the 100 there are now.
I want Caroline to have a good experience with this. Her colors are dynamite--two nice nerve-jangly greens. The pattern is cool. What's not to love?