I do, and you should too
To everyone who says ‘mine doesn’t look like yours,’ I have a confession. Mine doesn’t look like mine either until it’s blocked. Shall I show you?
See how one of those is all lovely and flow-y and smooth with clearly defined stitches, distinct ribbing, and pretty flared edges? And see how one is a twisty, crumpled mess of disappointment with muddled lines and no flare to be seen?
Yeah, the only difference is that the first one has been tossed in the sink for a bit of a soak, gently patted into shape, and left to dry. Total time expended, about 5 minutes. That includes wiping out the sink before I started, because that’s always the first step in the process around here. It doesn’t count the 15 minutes or so I let it soak, or the time it takes to dry, but that’s not exactly active time. I think it’s a big enough improvement to be worth five minutes of my time, don’t you? (Hint, the answer is yes.)