Frogging is not an option
I need some help! Gah! I was just knitting the baby blanket and I saw what I thought was a pull. Throwing my cats a dirty glance, I gave it a gentle tug so the feather and fan pattern would stretch back into place. But it wasn't a pull! It's worse. It's like a dropped stitch, but wouldn't it be facing the other way if it were? I haven't been short any stitches for the pattern. The rest of the blanket looks perfect. Where did this come from? This mistake was made during the second repeat of the pattern of the green section -- somewhere in the yarn overs for the third and fourth holes.
What should I do? I really can't face the idea of frogging. This is the first time I've encounted something like this and I'm at a loss as to how to fix it. I don't want to make it worse. I need a skilled yarn surgeon or something. Do I sew it down? Do I cut and secure it? Right now I'm holding it in place with a safety pin so it won't unravel. I'm not sure if it would though. It seems so isolated. I'm confused. Wretched thing!