On the Value of Following Instructions

You know how that last instruction in most every pattern is something to do with blocking?  And you know how you may occasionally want to blatantly ignore that instruction?  Mmmm, yes.  Next time you’re tempted to do that?  Remember this picture.

Same yarn, same needles, same knitter, worked the same week.  One blocked and one not (yet) blocked.  Which do you think will look better on?

The goal is to have these blocked and dry for Sunday morning so The Boy and I can go traipsing around this neat half-collapsed greenhouse and take some pictures.  Should be cool, if we don’t find ourselves hassled by the local constabulary for blatant trespassing.  I’m sure they’ll understand the need for nifty backgrounds for knitting pictures, right?  Should be fine.