The blanket is lovely and very inspiring. What a story! I'm inspired by the recovery and blanket. I'm facing a much smaller number of ends that somehow got lost in the cross.
I was winding warp and distracted by a hand cramp. Instead of stopping, I kept at it and either didn't get the cross right or, more likely, goofed up inserting the lease sticks. I have about a dozen or so pairs of warp ends that aren't under the second lease stick. I've spent the day coming up with Rube Goldberg solutions and finally decided not to jeopardize the rest of the warp to fix the few goofy ones. I think I can figure out the order by gently tugging one set and watching which of its buddies moves in response to the tug. I thought about running a thread in a contrasting color over and under the fixed threads very loosely between the lease sticks to keep them sorted out, kind of like a little thread raddle.
I'm going to let this idea let it marinate overnight.
Thank you for the inspiration that it's solvable.