Not so attractive. Now, of course she could have tried blocking but with only 30% wool content there was little hope.
Being one not to give up easily, a search was begun for the perfect yarn. She needed 450 yards and thought that wool would do the trick. It could be blocked smooth, unlike the Woolease. A little poking around in the LYS yielded the solution almost immediately: Midnight Derby in Smooshy from Dream in Color. She had never seen this yarn before. Lovely shades of blue, 450 yards, 100% merino, a perfect match! Within minutes the yarn was purchased, wound, and stitching begun. All was good until she realized the resulting piece was a mere 8 inches in depth.Could 8 inches really be blocked to a usable depth? Crossing her fingers (and asking her loyal blog readers to cross theirs) she blocked. She soaked, and yanked, and pinned until 8 inches became 16. And the most amazing lace, more beautiful than she anticipated, emerged.
And the happiest part? The adventurous crocheter got to give it away to a friend who adored the finished piece. And several other yarnies were inspired to try making their own. The adventurous crocheter had always been told blocking was like magic. Now, a firm believer she is happily making plans for the next shawl. And so, they lived happily (and warmly) ever after... =-D