Share time: A challenge I deal with as a geek is learning to do things by just reading instructions about them. Truth be told, I am totally a visual learner and would rather learn that way, but have long since given up on trying to get everything that way. Mainly because things like the web, manuals, and just about everything else worth learning to do is based on written material (although I completely gave up on learning the guitar this way years ago. Poor, lonely guitar in my closet, I'm sorry).
A great site called Howcast lets me get back to those visual roots, by posting videos of people teaching you/performing how to do something. For stuff like crafting — I want to learn to knit super bad, for instance, but don't have time to find and take a class — there's no better way to learn than by someone actually showing you. Hey guitar, you calling my name?