I swatched on size 8s and it is unblocked. I'm really uncomfortable with how uneven my color work is (yes I know it isn't blocked) but I think it is a function of two things, 1- two color knitting is always a little wonkier for me, I need more practice and 2 - purling two colors.
It is also a little looser in general than I would like. I am going to try swatching again on size 7s. I think I could use the color work practice as well as I might like the fabric tightened up a little, especially on the solid color sections.
Now here is a question, I might need to recover the yarn from my swatch. Do I cut the ends to make it easier to knit a new swatch or leave the swatches attached so I can rip them all out in a continuous strand?