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whistlepig
« on: May 13, 2008 09:35:56 AM »

Hi everyone,

My mother made me a great Booga Bag for Christmas, using Nashua Wooly Stripes.  My mother-in-law now wants one for Christmas.

I'm wondering if there is a cheaper yarn out there that will stripe and felt--cheaper than the Noro or Nashua stuff that it seems most people make these bags out of?  Any ideas? 

Thanks!

Suzanne
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 05:21:48 PM »

you can use KP wool of the andes, it's really cheap ($1.99/ball), but you'll have to design the striping pattern yourself (which is a huge plus to me, custom striping), or you can use the WOTA hand dyed, but it's not self striping.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 07:40:26 AM »

You could also look at some of the variegated wools by HandPaintedYarn.com.  They always have some cool colors to choose from and their yarns are affordable and reliable.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 10:24:24 AM »

Patons SWS makes an awesome booga. It felts like crazy into a nice thick fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008 01:39:00 PM »

Thanks everyone--these are great ideas.  I'm excited to get this project going. Decisions, decisions...

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008 09:44:00 AM »

littleknits has the Noro on for cheap if you want to check them out.
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