I’m getting better (finally!) at knitting and have recently finished up this purple scarf. I got the pattern from All Free Knitting at http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Scarves/Garter-Drop-Stitch-Scarf. My knitting of the scarf is a perfect example of the first rule of crapsmanship: MAKE YOUR ERRORS BECOME A DESIGN DETAIL.
To construct the scarf as the pattern calls for, I was supposed to knit 4 garter-stitched rows at a time before I knitted the dropped stitch design. Well, patterns are just a suggestion, right? About a quarter of the way into the design, I realized I had knitted a spot where I had 5 rows of garter stitch instead of 4. So I modified the design in the best crapsmanship fashion — I occasionally knitted 3 rows or 5 rows of garter stitches — making my errors look purposeful. After all, one error is obviously a mistake; more are a design feature!!