Suzi66 wrote:Until I got proper blocking mats I used pizza boxes with the correct size drawn on them and then pinned my pieces on them. I also briefly (15 to 25 secs) held these over a large pot of boiling water as I found that steam blocking worked better with acrylic (is Waverly acrylic?) and I did it from the first week onwards (especially as I was making three afghans) so that everything wasn't happening in the joining week. After the pizza boxes I graduated to exercise mats which could hold more pieces. I hope this helps. Some people also have stainless steel wires that they use to block with too.
Brilliant idea with the pizza boxes!
I use an old Yoga mat and strait bins from my sewing basket (cause really I can't sew anyway lol) You can cover it with a pillowcase and use an iron with a steam setting as long as the iron itself doesn't touch the yarn. I use a handheld steamer and it just takes a few quick seconds to steam block it, not very long at all, its actually a LOT easier than it sounds.