Something quick and easy that won't distract from the blanket for too long.
One of my Japanese crochet books is called 'First Crochet Lace' and I bought* it as a birthday present to myself last September. It is full of utterly beautiful images.
After dithering for while over what to make, I made myself a little crochet cuff.
and then I made what can only be described as a crochet frippery. I don't know what it is supposed to actually be used for. Perhaps it has no use beyond the decorative.
It is just a length of crocheted trim with small motifs attached at intervals. It might be useless but I love it.
It can live on my equally useless** coat peg for a while...
*I get my Japanese crochet books from Pomadour24 on Etsy.
** useless because it'd fall off the wall if you tried to hang a coat on it!