It's true, Mario. After completing it last fall, I finally blocked my Queen Anne's Lace Shawl #3. I have to say it's a variegated whirlwind (nightmare) as I had expected. But it was a definite learning curve -- Stay with solid colored yarn or variegated yarn that has long bands of color when doing lace work. The shawl is fairly large: 80" in diameter. I knit it using Knit Picks "Memories" (yarn which they no longer carry) on US #9 (5.5 mm) circulars. If nothing else, it'll make a cozy afghan once it gets off the blocking board. By the way, you can see the tape I used to piece together the four panels of my blocking board showing through the shawl. Maybe I should switch to clear tape.