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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Honey. From modern to classic

Honey is a series of patterns in Russian Empire collection.

How does one teach honeycomb so it becomes natural to follow this pattern?
I did see many times students struggling with patterns that have diagonals not at 45 degrees.Honeycomb is that kind of a pattern. What does it combine with well, What is the min space the elements should be apart so the lace does not look muddy and over complicated. Honeycomb is one of the patterns where sell is more. Less thickness in yarn, Less lace. Honeycomb is a pattern with big ego. It does stand out. And it can add to the pattern a lot and it can overpower.
It can work with color and against it.

Modern shawlette is released in Honey series.









Gradient and beads. Thank you Maie and Tatiana







Beads are in small strawberry (glukhotinka) shape. the base pattern that goes with honeycomb most often


More in this series to come








long gradient





Monday, January 19, 2015

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Shooting people is wrong. Period.
To murder someone by violence is the greatest crime imaginable. There is no speech so hateful that 'justifies' killing. I condemn this barbaric act and present to families and relatives of the deceased my deepest condolences.

Having that said I'm not putting up widely used 'Je Suis Charlie'.
Here is why. I did not know that little known before the tragedy street paper existed. I looked what it was after the news broke. I saw the low key paper, intentionally offensive, vulgar  and rude. Simply put... I do not understand what I have to defend in pro-Charlie world.
Why should the freedom of speech be the freedom to offend anyone and everyone as long as it sells? It should not be. Freedom comes with one thing: responsibility. Power comes with the restraint to use it.
Calling that 'journalism' is not quite right. Calling that 'satirical newspaper' for me personally is not fare to any satirical newspaper. Editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo identify as left-libertarian atheists and that they’re “equal-opportunity offenders”, The paper comes with something that can be translated as 'irresponsible' by the end of it's pages.
Charlie Hebdo editors believed and it turns out believe that is perfectly ok to offend millions of people and publish paper that heats up hatred for the sake of $$$ they have earned. As long as it brings $$$ surely the caricatures designed to offend millions go, I'm not buying all that hypocritical BS shpil they put out there while they were advertising their next issue. What they did is they published 7 millions of their paper and going to do more. And they believe it's ok to offend people to hurt them to provoke them as long as it sells and earns their $$$.
That is highly irresponsible, It is hypocritical. That is vulgar. That is gross. That is wrong.
That's why I'm not Charlie. Je ne suis pas Charlie.
Charlie is a street paper which under the guise of freedom of expression will allow all provocations. Charlie Hebdo is an aggressive newspaper that thrives on hatred, It is a enemy of respect and brotherhood among people regardless of their differences , race, color, religion.
I do not want to be anywhere near that paper. The best thing to do is do not buy that thing. No demand takes care of many a things.