Booga Bag KAL


sunset colours for GM KAL

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

This is the wool I’ve bought for my first ever Knit A Long (KAL) It’s called Icelandic Lopi Roving, it’s an unspun yarn perfect for Felting and it’s loads of fun to work with. The Pattern for the KAL is the Booga Bag, a FREE pattern by Black Sheep Bags.

The KAL has been organised on GoddessMums by WoolyWumpkins and there are about 6 or 7 of us who are taking part. This is my first KAL and I’m so excited, I can’t wait to cast on.

I’m hoping to be able to create a slow blend of the colours all the way up the bag, I’ll be working it double stranded so I’m hoping to work x amount of rows in the rust (the dark one) then x amount of rows in Rust and Yellow then x rows in just yellow then in yellow and white then just white, I’m hoping for a smooth transition effect after it’s felted.. we’ll see how it goes 🙂

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The Elusive Crochet Pattern

I recieved this blanket as a gift from an elderly friend of mine when my first daughter was born. I asked for the pattern but I never got it so after we moved I started to look for it on the internet. I found out that it was an old pattern called ‘The reversible shell afghan’ from Lee Wards who went out of business in the 1990s, 😦 I also discovered that I wasn’t the only person after the pattern.)

My Daughter is 2 years old now and I also have a 6 months old son and I was getting desparate to track down the pattern so I could do a blue one for him. The funny thing was when I gave up looking and started to look for another project for him I stumbled across the pattern on Freepatterns.com. Although the pattern calls for crochet cotton and a tiny hook size but I’m working in DK on a 4mm hook. I think it looks pretty much exactly the same. 🙂

I can’t wait till it’s finished and hugging my son at night.

Please leave comment if you find this pattern link helpful.