for years i have been reading patterns that end by saying to block the piece. i never really knew what that meant or why you should block your work…then i read about it and knew why you should block your work but was still too lazy. then i made a sweater vest and it came out longer on one side than the other, so i decided it was time to take this whole notion of blocking seriously. i got a blocking board from knitpicks and for my first attempt at blocking, did some granny squares that i’m making for an eventual afghan. what a difference! they look so nice and crisp and square! plus, i’ll be able to make them uniform in size. i’m officially converted!