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Join me as I share my crafty journey with you. I continue to expand my repertoire of hobbies. I knit, sew, crochet, bead and probably most importantly am a lover of science fiction. Occasionally I even pick up a book. I play Nerd Wars for Team Stargate Command which consumes most of my time.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 3

Day Three:  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.


     I used a simple pie chart maker I found on the inter webz.  The downside with pie charts and percentages is that the total has to equal 100, so I had to fudge the Acrylic number.  I actually have 15 yarns that are 100% Acrylic.  This is also only a representation of the yarns that are 100% of something.  I need to find a way to represent the blends. 


     For this one, I chose one particular yarn to represent.  I like how its called  Angora Bamboo, but Angora makes up the smallest percentage in fiber content.  Its great yarn to work with don't get me wrong, I'm just having too much fun with this pie chart maker.  You can find it here:  Piecolor.


     Remember this one?!  Quite possibly the most amazing yarn I have ever worked with!  A pie chart can't convey that unfortunately.  Alright that was a fun little exercise.  I see more infographics in my future blogs perhaps.  I have always wanted to figure out how people make those little progress bars for their ongoing projects off to the side.... 

Happy Crafting!
-Q

4 comments:

  1. YAY for pie charts. Those last two yarns sound like they feel fantastic.

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    1. The Angora Bamboo is very nice to work with despite being a "big box store" yarn and the Pashmina was heaven in a skein, no lie. I almost kept the FO for myself.

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  2. Love the first pie chart, it's made me wonder what the contents of my stash is like. I'm thinking mainly wool for knitting and acrylic for crochet but I might be wrong lol

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  3. I love your pie charts. Thanks for sharing your stash with us, I'll stop by again tomorrow. x

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