The Facebook page, Feedy, recently shared a series of stunning photographs showcasing an 80-year-old grandmother and her massive crocheted cat. While these images have been widely circulated as real, I personally believe that they have been digitally manipulated through the use of artificial intelligence. It seems unlikely that such lifelike imagery could be achieved by hand alone. There are two key reasons for my skepticism. Firstly, the size of the crocheted cats is enormous and would require an impossible amount of time, money, and expertise to create. It seems much more plausible that a standard-sized cat was created and then enlarged using digital tools. Secondly, one of the photos depicts the woman’s left hand as disproportionately long, which strongly suggests that errors were made during the editing process.
The photo editing skills showcased in these images are truly remarkable, but the mastermind behind them remains shrouded in mystery. My initial assumption was that the creator could be of Chinese descent, but I could be off the mark. Interestingly, the videos also showcase Chinese individuals. However, I stand corrected! It has come to light that the artistic genius behind these images is actually a Ukrainian woman named Lydia. I stumbled upon her story on Instagram, which you can find by clicking the link provided. Lydia’s talents extend beyond just photo editing – she is also an expert in crochet. These images have garnered widespread attention across various social media platforms, including Russian and Chinese websites. Despite my daily trawling of the internet, this is the first time I’ve stumbled upon them.