Wednesday, 24 April 2013

What's in the Bookshelve? Knit & Crochet blog week, day 3!

This post is part of the Fourth Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week by EskimimiMakes. For seven days in a row, EskimimiMakes issues a challenge: a topic for each day, for knitters to blog about. You can find all the topics here. Today is day 3 of the challenge: The Infographic. 

Although the Monkey God is not yet completely pleased per sé (the Monkey God is a demanding God), (s)he is at least satisfied that I made plans for an honorary project. The Gnomes in the meantime have forgotten all about me, but the blogweek continues.

The subject of today is infographics. I like looking at infographics because they present information in an easy visual format where it would otherwise take lengthy amounts of text to explai... Who am I kidding? I love reading lengthy amounts of text, and if an infographic robs me of that, I call it a crime!

And that was about the moment when I decided to make an infographic about my books. Taking a look at my bookshelve, I mentally tried to catagorize them, only to realize many of the books don't fit into catagories and that the catagories actually overlap quite a bit. (Phew, luckily us knitters are much more easily sorted into Houses, right?)


So, my infographic includes not only two completly *cough* accurate pie-charts, but also a Venn-diagram of my bookshelve. What I noticed especially was what type of knitting books I have.

Although I knit from a lot of different sources, a whole chunk of my knitting preferences is missing in my bookshelve! Many independent designer's patterns, like those of Stephen West, Kate Davies or Tiny Owl Knits, I only have in digital format. Apperently it signifies that as for actually buying physical books, my preferences are slightly narrower: what catagories of books I do own, you can see above.

I (do not) apologize for the long paragraphs of text, and wish you a lot of fun with my infographic.



xx
Nisse







Oh, and one more thing! These past three days, I've tremendously enjoyed reading other people's blogs in the KCBW. If you want to find more posts like this, google the tag ' 4KCBWDAY3 ' for thousands of craft infographics!

12 comments :

Karen said...

Great infographic! I wish I had more crafting books than other types but I live with people who love to read so we have tons of books of other genres.

Anonymous said...

Heej Nelson, een superhandig & mooi boekenoverzicht, leuk gedaan zeg!

Luna LaFae said...

Looks like you have the sort of bookshelf I would like to puruse :) My shelf is almost entirely dedicated to fantasy, historical fiction, and my old diaries/school notebooks

knitnrun4sanity said...

I really like your take on this task. I hate to think about my own!! Great charts :)

Voie de Vie said...

I really don't do pie charts. Really. :)

I do have tons of reading material, though. My fantasy fiction section is far smaller than yours; my other novels sections are bigger than yours. And then we won't discuss my philosophy section. :)

Liz Washburn said...

Beautiful work. You took a medium (infographics) that on the surface seem sort of dull and created an interesting and aesthetically pleasing post.

Anonymous said...

Haa Nelson,
Leuk bericht.

Groet,
Lance

Anonymous said...

Wat een grappig en leuk stuk het boekenoverzicht.

Knap gedaan de derde dag!

Groet Margot.

Dadelijk moeten we nog afkikken na deze week.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great infographs!!!! I love that you did you books....we have tons and tons of those too....

Vera H. said...

Lovely infographic.

katie metzroth said...

Why is it that gnomes are so forgetful, do you think? :)

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