I knew when I started Knitting and Crochet Blog week that this day was going to kill me. I’m not a visual learner (I always use the written directions with lace and not the graph). I do enjoy infographics – pie charts, graphs, etc. are all very fun to look at, but to create???
All day I was keeping this topic in the back of my head trying to come up with something to put into a graph form. I scanned other blogs taking part of blog week but then that graph stuck in my head so I had to stop so I could come up with something original.
Over lunch I e-mailed my friend about setting up a time to continue working on our summer trip. We are taking a group of young adults on a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Lourdes. There is much to do. That’s when it hit me. This blog combines my love for travel with my love for knitting (and if anyone out there knows how I can combine those things and make money let me know!). My infograph would involve the process of choosing the perfect travel project!
I came home and researched some free infograph sites. I found this site http://infogr.am/beta/. It has tons of cool things you can create and so I did, with my very limited knowledge. I was pleased with my final project, while I could not quite perfect the pyramid shape, it still looked cool.
So, here it is!
<div style=”width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;”><a target=”_blank” href=”//infogr.am/The-Perfect-Travel-Project” style=”color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;”>The Perfect Travel Project</a> | <a style=”color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;” href=”//infogr.am” target=”_blank”>Infographics</a></div>
Ok, so the hidden part of this challenge is trying to figure out how to link and embed images and while I know my way around a computer I’m no genius. I did the only thing I knew how to do, I took a picture of my screen. So, here it is for real!!
For the last five years my travel project of choice has been the Barn Raising Quilt (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barn-raising-quilt). Yes, five year if you are curious read my post “This yarn is like my student loans” It meets every requirement I have – small, portable, easily picked up/put down/requires little yarn and no need to read a pattern. One day I will finish it and then I will need my infograph to help me chose a new project.