I do not like blocking. Acrylic does not really block. I blocked a wool poncho & I think it looked about the same afterward.
Read your yarn's care label. You want to be careful with wool so you do not felt it.
Usually blocking is done to make the stitches show up better, to make the garment look better, and sometimes to stretch it out to make a small garment fit someone. Your snood already looks great so I do not think it needs blocking.
When blocking, some people pin the smoothed out garment to foam tiles or a thick layer of towels. Make sure sure the pins you use will not leave a rust mark.
I subscribe to Simply Knitting, but I am very far behind in reading the issues.
Lovely hat & great colors. Your aunt will love it.
Best wishes for you and your new home.
That sounds AWESOME! I hope you see the Northern Lights! My husband goes to www.spaceweather.com
to see if Northern Light activity is predicted for northern Michigan. He usually has to use a camera to see it. The site covers places in all the world and may be helpful. Sometimes the prediction works & sometimes not.
Someone on KP was looking to buy yarn made in Iceland a few weeks or a month ago. She was making a memory knitted afghan made of blocks. Each block was about a place she had visited with her family and was made from yarn from that place. I think Iceland was one of the 2 places she was going to have to substitute yarn from somewhere else. Or it could have been Norway.
I can't give you any advice on yarn stores since I have not been there. Arne & Carlos are in Norway, a neighbor to Iceland. https://arnecarlos.com/about/
I read to page 11 of the posts here and stopped. I know why people are leaving / thinking about leaving KP. I was on a few days ago and many KPers were furious that porn was being posted by 2 new names. I guess someone opened a post about knitting and a photo of genitals were there. I do not know how may such photos were posted. Complaints had been made to admin and nothing happened.
Someone gave directions on how to block or ignore them. I read the screen names of the porn posters and blocked them. I clicked on My Profile link. Above the words "Subscribed Sections" there is a link called "Ignore List". I clicked that and put the KP names. The 2 new names may be the same person / troll. One joined Feb. 14, 2018 and the other joined Feb. 15, 2018. Now, I can't see those posts and my posts are not supposed to show up for the troll(s).
Thank you for posting. That was interesting.
I hope KP can survive the people who are trying to ruin it. I have learned a lot here & I look forward to reading the posts when I get to them. I appreciate the kind, gentle crafters and all the love put into the projects.
Thank you for sharing the information on socks. I want to make socks without asking for help. This may get me there.
I am always impressed at how helpful, speedy, & resourceful everyone is on KP.