Has anybody out there ever knit an item intended to be "X", but when they finished, it didn't turn out, so they used it/gifted it as item "Y"? Were you able to effectively play off the goof-up?
Here's my example... I made a poncho, and I had to use a larger size needle to get gauge. The pattern of the fabric is an open "holey" pattern (not really lacy). Even though my gauge swatch was on target, when I completed the poncho, I felt that the stitches looked a bit sloppy from using too big of a needle and that the holes were too big. So I started thinking...could I make my poncho into a skirt (I'll have to line it though)?
Is that "allowed"? Or is that "cheating"? I didn't know if it would be nice as a poncho, but thought it might be very cute as a skirt. I didn't want to tear everything out and redo it; maybe going down a size needle wouldn't have even solved the problem.