I was thinking about rabbit holes, as mentioned by someone above; I’m a Watership Down’s worth of rabbit holes, endlessly investigating and trying new things, some of which take on permanent residence in my repertoire, many of which occupy hours of effort only to be abandoned in the long run; but I think it’s all part of the psyche of us makers, isn’t it? There’s so much out there, and you can’t really know what you will find truly useful until you’ve slogged through the truly useless (to you) en route. I suppose the trick is to find ways out of rabbit holes. The problem is always time, and sometimes wasted money, although unless the waste is outrageous (!) even rabbit holes are an investment in learning. For me, the best thing about trying something new, even if I eventually abandon it (oh, how I did hate entrelac!!!) is that it’s a brilliant way of getting out of a creative block. More so perhaps in quilting than in knitting, but it’s always a thrill to try something new in the way of a stitch or a pattern or a technique, and little by little a ‘vocabulary’ builds up. I can’t imagine ever stopping the learning process. Much the same with the rest of life, I guess!