Thursday, 25 April 2013

4KCBWDAY4: Imagination

Golden Tarot


What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting.

Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colours you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colours you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colours you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

Now think back to your house animal - do the colours you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway - if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicoloured and bright?

Well, that whole Infographic thing from yesterday ? A monster has been unleashed - you may wish to start running now.

The simplest way for me to blog about today's topic was with a graph ! You have no idea how much I'm enjoying this scientific geek approach, it has true novelty value for me. Plus, purty colors.

Color Mix: Theory vs. Reality | Create infographics

I was definitely surprised - my estimate of the percentages of color families of my FOs and stash didn't really have a close connection to reality. I was badly out on the greens, reds, pinks and neutrals in FOs; and in my stash (not all of which  is on Ravelry, so I ignored those ones) I was wrong by miles on nearly every color grouping.

This was an interesting exercise, as it dispels one's own assumptions ....

 Even though I got it so wrong, I don't know that there is any real reflection of my own taste in yarn colors, as most of my projects are for other people and so I choose colors I think they will like, rather than what I like. The 70s Horror Cushion was a great example of that:

Having generously shared that pain and suffering with you - there's no need to thank me so effusively - I think we should go soothe ourselves by plugging KCBWDAY4 into Google, to see what everyone else  has said, while listening to this:



  1. Graphs rock! I guess you are off yarn shopping soon - enjoy.

  2. Surely this should have been represented as a ball?

  3. I couldn't help myself either, I just had to do a chart too!

  4. Oh Lordy, we'll be getting graphics for EVERYTHING now. Which I quite like akshully. I might have a bash myself :-D

    Git yarn shopping!!!

    Ali x

  5. Graphs and charts and spreadsheets!! -ahem- I'm also loving it, and I loooove that song, thank you for the soundtrack to my morning coffee!

  6. Great graph! They are fun to make. I don't think you were that off with your guesses, only 5 to 10 percent! :)

  7. Love that you did another graph. For some reason I was expecting a lot more pink!

  8. Wow, what a great graphic! Kinda wish I'd thought of doing it this way too... although I did use a pie chart on my post, so I guess I caught the infographic bug too. :-)

  9. Wow, what a great graphic! Kinda wish I'd thought of doing it this way too... although I did use a pie chart on my post, so I guess I caught the infographic bug too. :-)

  10. LOL! I, too, and now graph crazy!! I love how our reality doesn't always mesh with our perceptions. But on mine, it really is a green world for me. I am just surprised there is so much purple in my life since, well, I don't "LIKE" purple. But evidently, I do.

  11. Well I'm with Barbara - I don't think you were that far off. Maybe a little more red in your stash than you thought, but otherwise ...

    However, no graph from me. Uh-uh, no way. Just yarn. Notin' but yarn. :)

  12. Hehe, I love it. I was thinking I might do some more infographics for my blog too. :)

  13. Nice! I don't think you were badly off. Speaking of horror, I once made a toaster cover in Red Heart yellow, orange, and hideous green. My fingers have not yet recovered.


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