||Step 1: Salvage large cardboard box from Ikea in good
condition. Unfold and flatten.
||Step 2: Cover with thin plastic. We find that using
plastic from the dry cleaners works fine. (And we now see that this
particular piece of dry cleaner plastic was used to cover a dress
we had cleaned when we were visiting TX.)
||Step 3: Cover with a large, smooth towel. Please note
the word "smooth"; using any other type of towel may make
your knits look like they were placed on stucco. We here chez skinny
rabbit use a baby towel salvaged from Captain Destructo's baby days.
It's large and square and smooth. Perfect for blocking.
||Step 4: Pin pieces down. Sometimes we skip this step,
but that's only if the pieces don't have wildly curling edges that
make seaming a nightmare.
||Step 5: Cover with lightweight cloth, and spray generously
with water. We here chez skinny rabbit use cloth diapers salvaged
from Captain Destructo's baby burping days. We find that cloth diapers
are thin enough to let steam through and thick enough to protect.
(We like to call this use of baby items as "New Mommy Recycling".)
||Step 6: Now's the fun and quick part: steam boosting