That's a beautiful afghan, it looks like it could become a family heirloom even. You're a wonderful aunt to do this for your niece, that will be part of the story that goes with it, how you saved the day. Makes you a hero!
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper