One of the reasons I really like this group of knitting guys is that you all approach knitting as an intellectual endeavor. Which is how I like to approach it - like a big giant math problem. Anyway my delima is and has been for some time "what do I learn next?". I've been concentrating on the patterns and stitches that I like the looks of so far. I'm a minimalist so for me simple and plain is elegant and timeless. But I'm feeling a twinge of guilt for not learning, for instance, cables. I don't really like the way cable knit looks but I feel I should know how to do it. Lace is also problematic, I admire it and am in awe of it but really don't appreciate it's aesthetic (sorry lace guys) but damn it, I want to know how to do it.
So should I force myself to learn stuff that I don't like the looks of but would appreciate the math of or would that just be a waste of time? Or maybe I just think too much.