I used to go to knitting guild meetings - while I did learn some new things, I felt a bit like I was in College again, in a class with required learning etc. I mean, we were encouraged to practice certain things and show our work etc. We had "homework"! It was awesome but...I had conflicting feelings. Is my knitting purely a hobby, for stress relief or...is it also a skill and I need to try to learn everything, even if I don't enjoy it, or think it too fiddly etc?
Different than me learning stuff I actually want to, like two at a time socks or top down raglan pullovers etc. THOSE things I'm self-taught via books and the internet.
Yes, I think entirely TOO much.