I have been sorting a few things out while I was otherwise engaged and I thought I'd show you the difference blocking can make to a garment. I must admit, I don't do it on everything, it depends a lot on the yarn and pattern, but wool really benefits from being blocked. You can see on the right, there is no way the cardigan would lie flat and the stitches are more uneven. Blocking allows the wool to relax, the stitches settle into their proper places and the cardigan can be shaped. All I need to do, is find some buttons and it will be ready to go.