Ah got the babeh sholl bluezzz...
Cause my babeh's away
Ah got the babeh sholl blu-ezzz
'Cause the stitches don't sta-ayyy
Remember that the baby won't care, and if the parents are not knitters, they won't notice the imperfections anywhere near as much as you do! And if they are, they'll definitely appreciate the work that went in, and how hard some projects can be.
Can I suggest you block what you've got so far before you toss it? It may improve vastly.