Bee Hive Cake

Image Details: ‘Bee Hive Cake’ by Architekt2, via Flickr.

Day 3 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimimakes, is upon us. This has definitely been the hardest day for me so far, but then I suppose that is part of the point of taking part. It you do want to jump on the bandwagon a little late, you can find the details here.

Day Three (Wednesday April 24th): 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.

Make your own infogaphic (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 struggled with today’s post. I didn’t have anything I particularly wanted to infographic up, and felt a bit like I needed to do something ‘proper’ than just for fun. So, I sat last night and played around with some infographic makers, which were something new to me and I am sure they could be useful. And I fiddled and played and fiddled and played and my eyes went blurry as I minced around all the different makers, because I am a Bee after all. Then The Beast decided that it was time to scream the house down, complain of stomach ache in Afrikaans and then promptly vomited all over the bed. Cue a 3 hour clean up and go back to bed operation. Sigh.

As time has been short today, the computerised infographic has gone out of the window and I have gone for the rev option, one which I think you will like, and created a masterpiece of statistical nonsense, expressed through the medium of yarn. Nurturing Fibres, to be precise, my favourite South African dyer.

The sad truth, in all its unfulfilled yarn glory.

The sad truth, in all its unfulfilled yarn glory.

From the left, the blue cake represents the time I currently spend thinking about crafting. There isn’t a great deal else you can do whilst feeding a baby!

The orange cake represents the amount of time I would like to spend crafting in an ideal world. Not necessarily all for me crafting or sitting knitting whilst the children turn feral and the dinner boils over on the stove (you get the picture) but more just a productive time in the making department. This might be making for others, repairing things, educational making for my sewing course, alterations, podcasting etc.

The sad, saggy little red cake, 1/16th of the weight of the blue one, 1/5th the weight of the orange, is the time I actually get to spend doing said crafts various. I so want more time because there are so many things I want to make or try, but other things in life must come first and this rather inconvenient fact necessitates a bit of prioritisation in the project department, much to the annoyance of my little inner Bee. It may mean I need to develop a more monogamous approach and streamline my plans until, oh, retirement, maybe.

Plus all this stash revisiting is causing havoc with my best laid plans. Sigh. When all else fails, crack open the gin.

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