|Blocked shawl drying|
This shawl was different. I finished it back in August, but I'd been dragging my feet on weaving in a few ends and blocking it. I never would have thought that blocking would have made such a difference!
First I soaked it in water with mild detergent (Yarn used was DROPS Fabel which is a wool-nylon mix. My other woolen sock yarns have stood up well to the washer and dryer). After rinsing in plain water, I gently squeezed out the water. Wrapped within a large towel, I rolled up the shawl and squeezed out more water. Finally I began pinning out my shawl so that the lace would open up.
Without any special blocking pins. I resorted to using some quilting pins. They seemed to work fine, as long as I drove them right into the mat. Nearby sat the dehumidifier. Hope that will speed up the drying time.