2 hours is what it took to take the pink border off the blanket and add a 4 row garter stitch in light green.
Tracie and I met Friday for coffee, and she can attest to the fact that on Friday the border was pink. She and I brainstormed and came up with the idea of adding a lifeline to the bottom, and then picking up all the stitches and knitting backwards. That is what I did. I meticulously threaded a lifeline through every stitch on the border, pulled off the pink, and then picked up every one of those stitches and knit. It took 2 hours, but it's done, and looks rather nice.
Knitters sure are a crafty bunch of people. Give us a problem, some coffee and some time and we'll figure it out.