I've been diligently working on my nephew's blanket and well, I messed up in a few places. The border is supposed to be all garter stitch and it looks as if my mind was in automatic and not really paying attention to what I was doing. So, I have a couple of places where the border is not right. I didn't notice until I had already knit about three or four rows passed the mistakes and I just didn't feel like frogging the knitting I had already done. I slept on the problem of how to fix this and realized that the "purls" look an awful lot like smocking. Hey, I can smock! So, I used some leftover thread and made my own "purls." While they aren't perfect, I think that most people would be hard pressed to know where I fixed my mistakes at.
What do y'all think?
Here's the completed blanket. Pattern here. I really like this blanket, but I'm not thrilled with the yarn that I used (Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton). I noticed that when I went to weave in the ends, the beginning edge had already started to pill! Ugh!!!