Well, you have to use your imagination a bit The colours of the background looked like blue lakes with the strips of white sand, trees and land. So it called for some kind of inhabitant blending into his environment to make the picture complete It's my first attempt at intarsia and the beaver pattern is made from a pixelated photo of a real animal. Also, I don't think I will ever do set in sleeves again -- it's a pain to design them and even more so to sew them in.
Oh, and the model is taking a picture of the photographer
Thanks! I usually pick up stitches and make short rows and it looks fine. However, this time it didn't -- the top looked too flat... Anyway, I did pick up stitches and made about half a sleeve, ripped off this first row of picked up stitches (basically, disconnected the sleeve to see the shape), wrote down the increases, ripped it off and knitted it back again adding just a bit more on the top. And the second one I started at the top and added increases (thanks Cindy for the bar increase)
Thanks! Funny you should mention it -- I am sort of considering a whole website where you could choose a basic sweater design (say, 5-8 options), different background colours (Africa, North, Tropical) and different animals made from real pictures. I was waiting for replies to see if there is any interest. I might still start this thread in General knitting (one of the Mods gave me permission) as community feedback would be most appreciated. There is still technical issues... so if anyone is technically inclined and would like to suggest ways to integrate a database, a pdf converter and a shopping cart -- please do!