Last week, I decided (during blog week, go me, as if I did not have enough to do already) to make a scarf for Mother's Day. I had been toying with this plan for a while because I was given a ball of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color in a swap and my mother had been dropping hints about how well the colours matched her coat. If you visited during Blog Week, you may have seen it feature in a few posts...
She wasn't very subtle about it, either. But hey, dropping hints about wanting to receive hand-made gifts doesn't make her a bad woman, it just means she's an enabler to my crafty hobbies.
So after much deliberation, I picked out a pattern, the Spring Ripple Scarf, ordered more of the same yarn (and crossed my fingers that there would be no distinct difference between the dye lots) and got to hooking the thing.
So here's where you guys come in. I have only blocked a few items in my life, and the last time was the first time it actually worked out okay. So how would I go about blocking this puppy? It's a merino/nylon blend (it's sock yarn). What would you suggest is the best way to block this scarf so that it will maintain its shape? Do you have a favourite blocking method for this type of wool?