Casbah

So, I'm really bad at this whole "posting pictures" part of blogging. I don't have a good excuse, thought I will admit that if there was a good way to manage the Wordpress uploads via XML-RPC, in a standard easy to manage sort of way. Actually, if someone could give me a more clear way of naming and organizing pictures on the server, with points for the fewest steps, and/or greatest automation. Anyway, I've gotten off my duff and I'm ready to actually post some pictures.

These are all on my flickr and of course also on Ravelry, where I'm, not surprisingly known as tychoish. Today, we're going to get pictures of the Morocco sweater in it's current state. (Hence the title of the post). Lets remember that the name "Morocco" is a sort of inside joke, because although it looks Moorish, the pattern is taken from a Latvian weaving pattern. The design is from Joyce William's Latvian Dreams, though I must admit that I have not yet really read the pattern, so much as copied the chart and inspected the picture in the book closely. I seem to enjoy it better that way.

Here's a good picture of the bottom rear of the sweater. Note that the ugly green yarn and the curling will be gone when the sweater's finished as I intend to undo the provisional cast on and knit a turned hem. I've even bought a 60" Size 0 needle:

bottom border

(It's a jacket/cardigan, so the middle front is obstructed at the moment.) Here's a closer view of the back of the sweater in total. It's about 30-32" long from shoulder to lower edge.

back overview

You can probably see from that, how the sleeve's are set it, and the armholes are shaped. I'm not doing it in one piece, but it's cool none the less. Look at this:

shoulder view 1

I picked up stitches holding two colors, continuing the patterns on their sides. Also the shaping is occurring the top/sides of the sleeves rather than at the bottom. Here's a better shot of this from the top.

shoulder view 2

I'm probably most proud of this. Look how the patterns meat from the shoulder. You can see the "seam," and I think the half stitch discrepancy that grafting would have provided wouldn't have been preferable in this situation. It looks good and it'll look better when it's blocked. Also the way it shifts direction without much fuss is pretty cool as well.

But as you can see I have a lot to go on this sleeve. Better get to it!

Onward and Upward!

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