Yesterday we had stake conference, and as I was looking around before we left for a knitting project to keep my hands busy, I decided to make yet another Booga Bag. It’s super-simple and by now (after 5 bags!) I have the pattern memorized. It’s also mindless knitting—no concentration required, so I could easily listen to the speakers at church and take notes as desired.
My love affair with this bag is a long one…I first saw the pattern and picture at least three years ago, long before I really learned to knit:
Gorgeous drool-worthy bag.
“That,” I said to myself, “Is one beautiful bag. I must, at some point in my life, learn to make it.”
I thought this was impossible, since I had only had two knitting lessons in my whole life…at age 10 or so, from a grandmother. I still vaguely remembered it but the pattern for this bag was so much gibberish to me.
A year ago, a friend at our homeschool co-op re-taught me basic knitting again (thank you, Chris!!). I never thought I could learn anything beyond basics and was convinced I would never be good at it, but lo and behold, I improved quickly. No one was more surprised than I was! Knitting quickly became my latest obsession. (My ten years’ worth of crocheting kinda took a back seat for a while…knitting was new and exciting and I couldn’t get enough.)
So a month later I was beyond thrilled when I printed off this pattern and finally set about making this bag on the long drive to Arizona.
Behold the Boogas!
Anyway, you can never have too many bags. 🙂 Especially when you’ve got plenty of yarn on hand. So yesterday during stake conference I started another one. I think this time the body of the bag will be done in cream and green. And I finally have a chance to use my beautiful birthday present! I’ve been too busy to really use them at all.
Not my picture, but I have this exact set.
Oh, they are grand! So pointy and smooth…the BMW of knitting needles. They work like a dream and they’re everything I imagined they would be. And they’re so pretty that my eyes feel good when I see them.
In short, knitting with them is bliss. I hope everyone has as much fun with something they love this week as I am having with these.