This could be anything you’ve been wanting to learn. You could learn to use your Instant Pot; learn to sign up at the local library and use their online borrowing system; learn to do something new with knitting or with your sewing machine; learn a new language! It would be cool to look back at 2020 and realize we’ve all learned 12 new things. I can’t tell you how many times recently I’ve said “I don’t know how to do that!” We don’t have to be proficient at it — we just need to give it the old school girl try. Because I’m thinking about my spinning, I’m also thinking we could include “get better” so, while I’ve taken classes and had spinning wheels for years, I am not good so if I could spin like a pro by the end of the year, I’d be thrilled.
Also, you do not have to master the technique.
A reader suggested American Sign Language and I think that’s something I’m going to work on. Obviously, I am not going to learn it all in one month and, since I’ll be learning online, by the end of the year, I probably will not be proficient but one thing for sure . . I’ll know more sign language by this time next year than I know now.
It may be (probably definitely!) harder to learn as we get older but not learning shouldn’t be an option. I hope as we read what others are learning, we may get more inspired to learn more and may realize there are things we want to learn that we never knew we wanted to learn.
Stephani in N. TX says
Really want to make a sweater and learn the process involved. Tried to locate pattern for Fan and Feather sweater but no luck. Do you know the name of the pattern author. Rav had only traditional fan and feather projects, not the two-color sweater you showed. Have done sweaters in the past but not recently. I would like to learn to do more than shawls, also refresh my sweater making. Besides I find myself cold more than in the past so a sweater would be wonderful to knit.
I think you are looking for the wrong pattern name – it’s Fern and Feather – you should be able to find it searching that name. 🙂
Amy (Waunaknit) says
I remember how to sign my first name, but that is about it. I would like to learn brioche and either try steeking (something small) and/or adding a zipper to a knitting project.
Oh you will laugh at this .. its not fiber arts related at all… I am going to learn how to do wire wrapped jewelry using online and books. I have mastered the art of cabachon making and have the machines set up. So now onto making jewelry . My friends want me to take up a few other things as well, but I’m a one of a kind learner now that I am older. Seems my memory doesn’t have all the film it used to have and I need to download daily or I am soooooooooo confuzzled .. hehehe…
Sandi B says
I just bought a B590 Bernina sewing and embroidery machine. Since my last new sewing machine was purchased new in 1992, I think there’s going to be a lot of learning taking place. (Totally different hook and bobbin system…plus, it’s a computer that happens to sew and embroidery!) Also, I’ve NEVER embroidered before, so it’s going to be a steep learning curve. I think I’m going to have to upgrade my computer operating system to Windows 10, so there’s that to learn as well. Those things will keep me busy for a little bit!