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When Oops! Turns into Creativity

Turning mistakes into creative learning experiences
by Jackie E-S

Leslie Caruso of Pensacola Beach, Florida wrote regarding the #A60 A Beaded Bias Towards Lace Scarf –

Had an interesting thing happen which I thought could be a "design" element on a future project. I evidently forgot to do the knit row and did 2 pattern rows together. Then I picked up on the normal 2-row pattern. After I had knitted about an inch I looked down, and I had made a mitered corner and my diagonals were all going the other direction! You are welcome to use the idea in any way that works. I'm assuming that my "error" was 2 consecutive pattern rows but you may want to check that out. I thought that the V-shape in the back might conform more naturally to the neck and keep the scarf from sliding from side to side. So it's definitely worth the try.

And I wrote –

Neat idea! I think that many new ideas come about just by such mistakes, and of course by someone like yourself who is observant and turns it into a learning experience! Thanks for sharing.

The moral of the story: Do you turn your "mistakes" into creative learning experiences and new creations? I encourage you to always look for oops! like these that your inner creative self is trying to tell you about. Of course, some mistakes take a lot of imagination to turn into creative opportunities! Anyway, keep an open mind like Leslie did, and have fun knitting.

A Beaded Bias Towards Lace Scarf pattern

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