The Trouble With Day 3
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.
I'll admit, I was less than thrilled when I read today's topic for the first time. I can riff on my projects and music and Shakespeare and such, but my fingers get tongue tied at the mere mention of graphics. I had no idea what to make a graph about or even how.
I refused to let either deter me. I love infographics, even have a Pinterest board dedicated to them. Now I have a post title.
Now, for an infographic subject. I would be nice to do something on all the yarn I have and needles I have, but I didn't have the stamina to dig through all that. Busy bee that I am, I didn't feel like gathering all my UFOs either.
Ravelry to the Rescue!
I've been a Ravelry member since 2007, and I'm generally good about putting my projects on the site, and I currently have 190 of them, so I decided to make an infographic based on my Ravelry projects. If you are a Ravelry member, you can see my project page.
A Method for Her Madness
Then I thought about looking for a quick and easy was to make a graph. I know that the instructions said that I could make something on paper and photograph it, and while that method has its charms, I wanted something something better looking than my artwork, so googled about and came up with infogr.am. It's free and and easy to use.
Knitting v. Crocheting Projects
Here's the relationship between the number of knitting versus the number of crocheting projects that I have placed on Ravelry. You can move your cursor on the graphic for the numbers.
Zoons! I knew I had more knitting projects, but I have knitted more than I thought. I really do love knitting and crocheting equally, I promise.
Here's what I have for categories of projects that I have placed on Ravelry. Can you guess what I make the most of?
Hats, of course!
I'd like to make more gloves and mittens. I did make some during my BR (before Ravelry) days. I hadn't realized that I've made so many scarves and cowls. Naturally, I have a fairly big number of UFOs, but that's kind of the way I roll.
What a fun and insightful excerise to see my own data graphically. Nice to have a new tool as well. That's what these blogging challenges are all about.
Note: After looking at the blog, I noticed that the graphs are too big to fit the column, and I don't have enough skills to fix it quickly. If you can, please let me know.
Tomorrow: Color Review