In my last post on this jacket, Casey gave me a very good tip on blocking on carpet ... using a plastic bag underneath the towel. I also came across other knitters' idea of using a styrofoam as blocking board on the Knitters' Review Forum. But since I stopped going to big shops starting Thursday to avoid the holiday shopping crowds, I think I won't go to Home Depot until after the new year.
Thank you all very much for your caring concern. We heard some commotion last night and we thought it was the girl coming back for her personal belongings. Obviously she was not alone. Husband and I felt bad for her all day yesterday. We also filed a complaint against the neighbour with the complex management. Their advice was that we should call the police immediately if anything like this happens again and at the same time inform them or the courtesy patrol. This way we don't have to let a stranger inside our apartment. Well, I just hope that we won't have to use this advice anymore.