Here is my 39 stitch cast on looking too much like a scarf-not a wrap.
Here is the same piece after a down and dirty blocking job while still on the needles. This is what I mean about having faith when it comes to lace, and knowing that blocking will open the spaces. This piece is a staggered lace pattern that's turning out quite nicely. I love the rich and earthy colors, and the Mountain Colors Alpaca Blend is a dream to knit with.
This blocked section sort of reminds me of the orthodontist my daughter saw when she was a teen. She had a Lauren Hutton-like tiny gap in her otherwise perfectly straight teeth. To close the deal and convince her she needed $7,000 worth of work, he told her, "you have what we like to call Texas teeth-lot's of wide open spaces." At that very moment, she stopped listening to me tell her she already had a nice smile, and I bought her a mouth full of metal. The orthodontist in the mean time, lives in a lovely Grosse Pointe mansion. Damn, that would have bought a lot of yarn.