You have to work it into your blanket some how. You can let it hang and use a yarn needle (or darning needle) later. Or the way I find easier is to knit it into your work. Just hold both strands together and knit it for a few stitches (I do more than most and usually go 6 stitches.) Amy has a video of a small sample here and she does this....
THanks for the welcome and for the tip. that video was just what i needed.
as far as the blanket goes - i'm not sure what it is i'm making... hee hee hee... my mom told me to knit/purl 4 rows, then after those 4 rows, knit/purl the first 4 and last 4 stitches of each subsequent rows and knit in between. then knit/purl the last 4 rows... it'll make a basic blanket with a nice edge - so she's told me.
wish me luck!
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