Blocking Alpaca

I’ve knit a swatch in Berroco Ultra Alpaca which is 50% Alpaca and 50% wool. I need to block the swatch to make sure I did the proper gauge and I was just wondering on how to o this. I’ve only blocked something once and I don’t remember how to do it, especially for something small. (The last item was a 6’ long scarf.)
Also, is there anything in particular to keep in mind about this blend when blocking? It’s for the Laced Front Sweater in Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael

Here’s a few articles that might help.
http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html