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2013 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 3: Infographic

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[Another prompt edited for space. Find the original here.]

Day Three (Wednesday April 24th): Infographic
There are many ways of conveying information on a blog; text and images being the two most widely used. Many infographics combine both these elements to provide a visual way of presenting text information.

Make your own infographic (no fancy imaging software needed, you can draw it on paper and photograph it if you want) to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched presentation of an idea/finding. 

The whole point of this topic is to experiment with infographics as a way of sharing facts, information and ideas, and to explore another tool in a blogger’s arsenal of communication options.

It’s time for a short exploration of where I’ve been and where I may be going, project-wise. Projects are my projects on Ravelry, including finished, WIPs, hibernating, and frogged. Key point: I committed to them enough to at least start them. They’re my past and present.

Queue refers to my Ravelry queue, of course. These are projects that I tell myself I’m likely to make (especially if I’ve bought the pattern), but I haven’t yet actually made that final commitment. Think of them as my possible future.

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Wow. I didn’t realize I’d actually made enough socks that they counted as 4% of the total.

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Note that I have come to my senses and socks aren’t in the queue at all. (No, they’re not buried in “Other.”)

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I want to crochet more, but you’d never guess it from my queue, where crochet projects have dropped noticeably.

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18 thoughts on “2013 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 3: Infographic

  1. I’m a bit scared to compare my Queues and Projects…

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  2. Wow, I loved your infographic, amazing to see all your wip and projects in a piechart representation, looks great!
    x
    Natalie
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  3. It’s amazing how much the bare statistics can reveal. I went through a similar exercise for Day 4 and was also surprised. I can see a trend towards more knitting from your charts which doesn’t allow for your plan to do more crochet. It seems that our charts are not as accurate a reflection of our current interests as one would expect. I found this a very interesting exercise.

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    • And having done it, I’m not sure whether I should take definitive steps to get more crochet projects into my queue and onto my hook, or go with the knitting flow and trust that someday the right crochet project will just come along without my forcing it.

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  4. Great info graphics. I’ve be a bit afraid that mine would all be 90% socks:)

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  5. Love the charts!

    My project pie would have a huge slice of sock…

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  6. Hmm, this is the kind of info that I should have looked at for myself – it’s really interesting to see a true representation of our projects.

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  7. Seems I should be ordering a shawl from you 😉

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  8. These are some very practical infographics! Much handier than the infographic I made…though perhaps it’s for the better
    as I’m a little anxious to confront myself with the bare statistics like that.

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  9. I really like how your infographics turned out! They are very representative of you, and I think that is cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oooh, this makes me curious about my projects knit vs. projects queued as well …. I know I intend to make/admire way more sweaters than I actually ever knit!

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  11. Mine would be way more crochet than knitting… Great Job!

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  12. I did something similar. Isn’t Ravelry great!

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