This photograph, which I’m sure many of you recognize, was released in July by Sepah News, the website of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The photograph did what it was supposed to do——terrify the world about the possibility of Iran launching a nuclear weapon. It turned out, however, that the Iranian propaganda machine is much better at Holocaust denial than at using Photoshop:
This picture, courtesy of a July 10th blog post on the website of The New York Times, shows the sections of the photograph that were copied and pasted in order to increase the number of launched missiles by one. Why? Because, as everyone knows, four missiles are much scarier than three.
The reason I’m (re)showing these pictures is to demonstrate that, much to my surprise, my Photoshop skills are better than the Iranian media’s. Here is one of the pictures that I submitted to knitty along with the pattern for Retrofit:
Here’s the same picture, from before I rearranged a whole bunch of pixels:
There are two conclusions you could draw from this:
- I’m a full participant in a massive cover-up of an alien conspiracy to take over all of earth’s hand-knitted items.
- The good folks at knitty had already published a sock pattern with a similar motif, and so only wanted the sweater.
Not that these conclusions are mutually-exclusive, of course. The more important thing is, do you want to join the conspiracy I mean, do you like that space invader? If so, hop on over to Ravelry, where I’m selling the chart for what is probably the same amount that the the Iranians paid their Photoshop experts. And don’t worry if you’ve already cast on; I used duplicate stitch for the space invader, and you can too.