I just made an afghan out of Manos. It's 12 squares and I made it in 3 strips and then sewed them together and then blocked it. The squares are supposed to be 12 inches by 12 inches, but some of the ones I made first are smaller than the ones I made last....not sure how it happened. Anyways, I sewed it together first because I wanted to stretch out some of the squares to be equal and I have never blocked anything before, so I didn't know better. I just swished it around in the bathtub and rolled it out in some towels. It took 4 days to dry. Granted it was quite humid here at the time, but that seemed like a long time. Looking back on it, it was easier to knit because it was done in strips, 4 squares each, but the blocking was hard because I had to move the afghan from my bed to the open futon and back (I live in a 1 bedroom apartment). So, I really have no advice, but I thought it might be helpful for you to hear my experience with Manos.