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BessH
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Posted - 03/29/2002 :  10:06:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
I spent a long time trying to figure out the true answer to that poll - but it has been a long time since I had trouble figuring out what I wanted to do in a particular project. Mostly I've been knitting things that are pretty easy. So when i thought back to the last time a real problem came up i had to admit, it got tossed in the drawer, gone but not forgotten because i spent so much money on the yarn. I hope (intend to) I rip it and reknit the stuff because I think now I can make something I like out of it.

jenni feldman
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Canada
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Posted - 04/26/2002 :  11:18:00 AM  Show Profile Send jenni feldman a Private Message
I also had a hard time - 'cause I needed the one that says "all of the above"

Hi, Jenni here - got back to knitting about 3 years ago, discovered knitlists on the 'net, and am trying to decide which is the more addicting! (<G>) Re-discovered socks, and 2 Circs, which made me love socks all the more - I must say the magazines, and patterns, and books, oh my! that are available now (as compared to my last subscription: McCall's (!) up to 1987....) are mind-bending!!! (does that tell my age? well, 50+...)

Lovely to meet up with such crafty people (and I mean that in a good way!), you all are very encouraging!

jenni
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Clara
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USA
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Posted - 04/26/2002 :  1:23:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message
Welcome Jenni! And I'm sorry that the poll answers don't always cover every possible perspective. That's the curse of having a fixed-answer program like that. Thank goodness for the forums!

There's some group of artisans (my mind draws a blank right now) who intentionally place a small error in all of their works. I think they're Native American rug weavers? Anyway, the reason is that it keeps them from treading too close to something only God should be able to achieve (perfection).

Of course I totally seized on this story. Anytime someone says, "That's a lovely sweater... why is one arm shorter than the other?" I can bluff big time, explaining why, in fact, the mistake was intentional. Whether they believe it or not is another story!

Clara
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schoolmama
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Posted - 04/26/2002 :  8:32:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
You're right about the Native Americans, I think the Navajos do that(said from Navajo country) and I remember visiting the U.N. Building on a field trip, as a kid, and they said that same thing about one of the Middle East countries, I believe. There was a large rug from that country hanging on one of the walls, and they said that they alway weave a mistake in, because only God was perfect. (Too many years to remember the exact details ) Barb

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knitter2568
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Germany
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Posted - 04/27/2002 :  11:08:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitter2568's Homepage Send knitter2568 a Private Message
Hi all,

I had no trouble answering the poll. If there's a mistake somewhere in my knitting it has to be fixed or I won't wear the garment. However, there are visible mistakes and invisible mistakes. If I work on a pattern like cables the mistake has to be fixed. If I'm working on a sleeve and I notice that I forgot an increase last row, I make the increase the next row. It won't ruin the shape and nobody will ever know. I freqently check my work when I'm knitting. I check if I'm still in pattern and if there's any dropped stitches. I have to admit that I recently made a little scarf from very hairy mohair and I'm sure I made mistakes increasing. The yarn was so hairy that I wasn't able to find the mistakes though.

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fmarrs
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USA
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Posted - 04/29/2002 :  02:10:49 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
In quilting there is the "devil's eye" A deliberate mistake to draw the devil's eye to the mistake instead of the person lying under the quilt.

Personally, I never did it. I trusted my own abilities to provide the devil with enough mistakes......LOL

Fran

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