One of my clients is fond of saying, "A deadline is the most liberating thing known to man."
I know this: Deadlines work. I finished the scarf (and please note that it is a scarf, as opposed to previous attempts) in time to wrap it up for Kate's 18th birthday.
I wasn't planning to put fringe on the scarf, but I messed up the first few rows. The fringe hides the goof-up. And there's an added bonus: It's pretty.* It even makes the scarf look less homemade -- a definite plus for a teenager.
When you're working on creative projects of any type, mistakes happen. My advice? Don't fret. Fringe.
*My mom says everything happens for the best. She may be right ...