Mes Swansen, in "A Gathering of Lace", describes how she hangs a shawl with a sideways knitted on garter stitch border over a 4" dowel suspended between two cupboards to block it. Has anyone tried this or heard of it? Of course, in Mexico we don't have carpets, so it is always a problem finding an area to pin out lace especially if it is over 5 feet. I have tried to fold it in half and pin it out on a bed but it is really not satisfactory. If blocking it on a dowel works, it would solve a lot of problems. If you have had experience with Meg's method I would appreciate you advice.