Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
I just leave my mistakes, and call it my "signature".
LOL hildie! My granny used to say that too; she told me that a small glitch, mistake, uneven stitch or whatever is just proof of the fact that it's been homemade rather than factory made.
However, she was very big on having nice even stitches and such so I doubt she left many true mistakes in her own work :rofling:
She was a great lady: loved to knit sweaters for the entire extended family but insisted we'd pick patterns with cables etc because she wanted something "fun" to do while knitting them up
Just like many of you, she used to sit with my granddad when he watched sports on tv but hated to actually watch tv so she knitted instead.
During my "there is no such thing as too big phase" in highschool she knitted up 3 different sweaters for me that were more like a mini-dress than a sweater and I still have 2 of those old (ancient I must say) cabled sweaters that she knit for me back then.
In one of them she put a braided cable and at one of the ends she forgot to cross one side... I never saw it as a problem, it's just her 'signature' in my sweater and it's a fond reminder; even more so since shepassed away 5 years ago.