I am a firm believer in just making what you have work. I’m a frugal Yankee from a line of frugal people. So even though my jeans have a hole I just keep going until they’re no longer fit for public viewing. Then they become at home jeans for dirty jobs. I do that with everything.
Well I’ve had to make do with my blocking too. The temperature wasn’t too cold so I pinned the shawl on the blocking board on the porch and sprayed it instead of soaking it first. I didn’t block it as severely as I could have if it was wet but I can do that when I have some floor space in the house. Currently the Christmas tree is taking up the bit of free space in the living room. I also didn’t soak it because my hands wouldn’t have been able to take blocking in the cold. As a plus the dry air out there should help the shawl dry quickly.