In a moment of panic I threw everything into a bath and soaked my blue pieces to see if my attempt at ignoring kinked yarn would right itself.
I was going to say there's a bad side to this: When I placed it out to dry (flat) I thought to myself, this is really longer than I thought. I measured and sure enough is was...2 cm longer than I intended. With growing children, 2 cm is a non-issue and then to prove my point I compared it to a size 2 dress. I'm encouraged to "soldier on".