Here's what I did last night. I blocked the alpaca FBS, finally. I got some foam mats and went ahead. Those mats are great (literally, they are each 2x2', so I got 16 sqfeet to block on!) and make blocking really easy. That is, if you are not me and able to block a triangle shawl in a real triangle and not some oddly shaped thing like I did. Let's not dwell on this, let's just say: I still don't like blocking.
By now it is dry and unpinned. Have to go now to find some closet space to put it away. Really, knitted things take up so much more space, how do you do it?