Now the next issue for me is blocking
I'm using an acrylic that is machine wash/dry--I'm not ready for animal fibers or cotton just yet!--so, will washing it and blocking it work; or do I wash/dry and cross fingers; or do I need to block first?
(In other words, does blocking create a kind of "memory" for the yarn, or will I have to block each time it's washed & dried? I don't anticipate having to wash/dry this scarf often, but the answer will still be handy to know for other projects.)
I'm sorry if this question is answered in another thread; you can send me there, certainly. (I did follow Amy's link to the blocking article, but I was still a bit confused.)