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Best tips and advice for a sewing beginner?

Sewing-filter: Top 5 tips for a beginner working on my first real project from a pattern? Bonus question: can I do this? Pep talks welcome. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Nov 23, 2012 - 28 answers

Lentement s'il vous plaît

I need movie, video, podcast, etc. recommendations in French. [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Nov 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Exercise needed: Growing old gratefully... but a little grace wouldn't hurt either

I'd like recommendations for books, sites, or online or downloadable videos for gentle yoga or similar exercises for increasing flexibility, that I can do at home, starting at rank-beginner level. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 5, 2012 - 6 answers

An old, slow cyclist is baffled by today's MTB technology

I haven't ridden offroad for more than 20 years. Please help this large, slow, stately cyclist get his mountain bike on. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

from making books to making websites

Looking for a path to front-end web development as a career [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to find a resource for an adult who wants to beef up their computer skills

Browser say what? Trying to find some learning material (online or books) for a 35 yo adult. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Sep 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Give me some beginner cycling advice.

What advice would you give beginning cyclists interested in getting exercise as a couple? Bonus points for Rhode Island specific recommendations! [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Sep 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Will my feet explode if I wear my old sneakers to run?

What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Portable beginner telescope

Recommendations for a portable beginner telescope? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Jun 25, 2012 - 12 answers

It's a kazoo with strings, right?

How competent can I become at the ukulele in two weeks? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jun 5, 2012 - 10 answers

How to teach an adult beginner how to drive?

What's the best way for me to teach a beginner how to drive? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on May 19, 2012 - 31 answers

Take me out to the ballgame, please.

I want to learn about baseball. I've been able to crack basketball and football, but not baseball. What should I read? What should I watch? Who should I pay attention to? [more inside]
posted by kortez on Apr 16, 2012 - 39 answers

The new doctype is only interesting if you know what a doctype is

I'm looking for an HTML5/CSS3 tutorial geared for complete beginners who have never built a single web page before. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 27, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I get into Twitter?

Are you into twitter? If so, how did you get into it and who did you follow? Do you use it more with friends or celebrities? I hear a lot of people say they like twitter, but I never seem to have quite gotten it. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 12, 2012 - 33 answers

I need more!

Good ski resorts for intermediate/beginner near NYC? [more inside]
posted by Emms on Mar 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Please show me where to get a simple, inexpensive DAC (USB) kit

Yay I can solder! Please show me where to get a simple, inexpensive DAC (USB) kit, preferably < $50. Inspired by krilli's earlier question. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Fun and free multiplayer games for a newbie?

My girlfriend wants to play games for our long distance date night. Any free, low learning curve games that Mefites recommend? [more inside]
posted by nickgb on Jan 9, 2012 - 20 answers

When is the right time to ski my first blue run?

I'm a beginner skier. I want to go on my first blue run soon. When is the right time? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Dec 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Acoustic guitar for absolute beginner

Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Dec 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Java Help

Programmingfilter: I created a program to output Pascals Triangle in Java (in Arrays). How can i change the shape of the output from a Rightsided triangle into a (typical for a Pascals Triangle) Isoceles shape? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

How to learn social guitar in eight weeks?

I'm going to practice guitar half an hour a day for the next 56 days. I've never played an instrument before, and I'd like to learn basic social guitar. What goals make sense for that timeframe, and how should I practice? [more inside]
posted by jhc on Nov 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Ski length and general advice for a beginner buying at a swap

I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to get to two flights of stairs, but I don't know how!

Starting from "oh my gosh the stairs are killing me," what is reasonable progress in terms of fitness? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Sep 18, 2011 - 21 answers

What makes a motorcycle friendly for beginners?

What makes a motorcycle friendly for beginners? [more inside]
posted by kag on Aug 26, 2011 - 18 answers

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout?

Where in NYC/Brooklyn can I find a beginners' yoga class that isn't all frou-frou chakra namaste blahdeeblah? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Adult beginner soccer training/camps in the U.S.?

Adult beginner soccer training/camps in the U.S.? I'm a relatively new player (started a couple of years ago). I play on a couple of teams, but as fun as games are they're just not the best way to develop basic skills; I really need a structured practice environment and feedback. I'm considering going to this camp, but I'm wondering if there's anything similar in the U.S. (Google turns up a bunch of camps for kids, but very few for adults, and even fewer for adult beginners.) West Coast would be best, but I'm willing (obviously) to travel further afield if need be.
posted by asterix on Jul 15, 2011 - 1 answer

So I'm gonna surf. What do I need to know?

I want to take up surfing. I live by the sea (for the first time in my life) and I used to skateboard as a teenager, so it seems a good choice of hobby for a fat woman approaching the mid-life crisis and wanting both fun and exercise. What do I need to know? Can I just get a cheap 2ndhand board and a massive wetsuit and go for it? Or should I take lessons? What sort of board should a starter surfer get? Tell me all about the fun of riding the waves...
posted by handee on Jun 20, 2011 - 21 answers

What are some sweet wines and champagnes for a beginner?

What are some quality sweet wines for someone new to wines? I have plenty of experience with beers but not so much about wines. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jun 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Concert or tenor ukulele for a beginner?

Is a concert or tenor ukulele better for a beginner? [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Apr 3, 2011 - 18 answers

The Power of Excel Compels You!

Help me pass a test using Excel (special snowflake banking industry questions inside). [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Mar 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Let's make it a great private ski lesson!

Ski lessons! Help him take full advantage of a one-hour private lesson with a pro. His previous attempt at skiing went badly... Read on. [more inside]
posted by Opal on Mar 24, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me to get into a sport - any sport! - as a completely un-sporty adult male.

As a 38 year old guy with no significant experience AT ALL of playing sports, it is very hard to see how I might start to get into them. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Mar 20, 2011 - 28 answers

closed my eyes and put my finger on the map

just another European travel filter: I just spontaneously bought a round-trip flight to Madrid and have 3 weeks to burn. Any ideas for itinerary? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 answers

I have (camera) baggage

Please help me find the perfect camera bag for my Nikon D40. The ideal solution would be something with enough room for both photo and personal stuff, so I don't have to carry my purse. Or, are "camera bags" a dumb idea if I already have a somewhat-padded messenger bag? [more inside]
posted by catlet on Feb 27, 2011 - 17 answers

The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting

Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Attention all herpetologists!

Question for snake enthusiasts! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jan 9, 2011 - 6 answers

How much can I expect to spend on 1 week of skiing in Vail, CO?

How much can I expect to spend on 1 week of skiing in Vail, CO? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on Dec 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Which mountain would you recommend for a beginner?

A friend and I want to climb a mountain, ideally inside Europe. Only question, which one? Advice for beginners much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Dec 5, 2010 - 5 answers

You're 8 and want to play loud music. Your instrument (of destruction) is...

My son (8) wants to be Les Claypool. While I can't fault his source of inspiration, I'm not sure starting on the bass is the right way to go--and if it isn't, where do we start? [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Nov 23, 2010 - 59 answers

but they haven't written a Cataloging for Dummies! I looked!

I need an introduction to practical cataloging, as opposed to the very theoretical stuff we covered in library school. I have recently started a job as a public library cataloger, I guess on the strength of my interest and local ties, as I have zero experience. So, what books/online tutorials would you recommend to a brand-new cataloger, who took her last cataloging class in 2003? [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

In the preliminary stages of learning to play a guitar - is fingertip numbness to be expected?

In the preliminary stages of learning to play a guitar - is persistent fingertip numbness to be expected? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Feeling stuck with photography

How can I enjoy photography again? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Oct 14, 2010 - 20 answers

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists?

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists? Specifically, I enjoy artists dissecting their sketches for gesture, construction, perspective, lighting, etc. There are a million boring tutorial sites, but who is giving out nuggets of drawing wisdom in a more abbreviated, blog format? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

The Happy Hooker - crochet yarn organization?

I'm taking a beginner's crochet course soon, with a view to going on to do amigurumi and maybe (much further down the line) trying a hand at knitting. What do you wish you knew when you started? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 18, 2010 - 29 answers

A path to Starcraft 2 mastery

Now that Starcraft 2 is out, how do I go from beginner to skilled amateur or semi-pro? [more inside]
posted by splice on Aug 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Beach volleyball tips for beginners

Tips for a beginner beach volleyball player? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jul 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Help us bang the drums!

Help me and my sons (10, 7) learn to play the drums. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jul 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Do baby mountains exist??

Can people recommend a baby mountain a friend and I can climb? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jul 19, 2010 - 28 answers

learn to program?

This question made me start thinking about learning computer programming. Two questions: do you think there's any value in doing so, and if so, how would I start? Details about me inside. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jun 29, 2010 - 13 answers

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