When my sister and I were kids we had this hideous brown and yellow afghan that we just loved. I'm pretty sure it was crocheted, but I figured I'd try to get as close to it as possible to give to her for xmas. I did have a bit of a problem though. The bottom of the blanket is nice and ripply but the top, where I bound it off, is kind of flat. It's acrylic yarn so I can't really block it. Any suggestions?