I have absolutely no idea whether the bump or its parents like it as it didn't get unwrapped at work and I've heard no comment since. Usually I don't really mind whether or not people like their knitted pressies although obviously I'd rather they liked them but with this blanket I've put so much time and effort into it recently that I want the baby to like it. I'm also not sure whether they'll even know I made it rather than bought it as I don't tend to wear knitwear to work. Only time will tell.
However, aside from the side border issue and the fact that there is a mistake in the pattern book for the letter S which explains why I couldn't work out what was wrong with my S, just that it was, I still love the pattern and the yarn and will have no problem casting on another on for the July baby. The yarn machine washed fantastically at 30 and was still soft and squishy so it's definitely a favourite.
In the meantime it's nice to be knitting without a deadline and I will try to finish my tired roses scarf and the long-suffering Aimee soon as well as all the things calling to me from the stash and something lovely for my sockpalooza pal!