I'm a serial crafter and I love learning different ways to make things!
I learned to knit because I was on a multitasking and productivity kick. My favorite knitting projects are complex lace patterns and complex shaping patterns (like socks).
Knitting and crochet are often confused for each other. They both involve pulling loops through loops to form a fabric but in crochet you only work one stitch at a time, making it very easy to make 3D shapes. My favorite things to crochet are small plushies (amigurumi) and thread doilies.
I bought my sewing machine in college for anime cosplay, then I made my own Renaissance Faire costume. I took up quilting when I finally figured out the very portable "English Paper Piecing" method.
I started with a 32" rigid heddle loom that was again, too impractical for someone who is barely home. I bought some frame looms for portability and hope to weave some wall hangings.
Tatting is a crafting technique where you create lace patterns through a series of knots. Knitting or crochet differ in that they don't use knots.
I've fantasized about blacksmithing since I was a kid and I finally got to take a class by organizing a DIYGirls event. We learned a variety of techniques to forge a metal rod into a barn hook.
I learned modular origami to avoid studying for finals. Folding and fitting pieces of paper together to make cool geometric shapes is also freakin' awesome.