I am a beginner and have made a scarf for my daughter. I've read about "blocking" and wonder if this is something I need to do with the scarf before I give it to her? I used an Lion Brand Homespun. While I'm on the subject, should I machine wash the dishcloth's I made (Peaches & Creme cotton yarn) before giving them away as well? Thanks for any advice for this gal who is looking forward to giving her first homemade, handknit gifts to loved ones this Christmas. They may not be perfect, but neither am I!