So what came out of the butterfly? Well another 'DUH, why didn't I think of that before' moment. Before I forget - the pattern is here.
Feelers - no, not men with wandering hands but the things you see on critter's heads. That's what came about. I know they're properly called antennae but that wouldn't make a joke, would it?
I suddenly thought of a better way to do that butterfly's antennae. It's SOOOO simple I'm wondering where brain cell 3 has been hiding all these fifty and more years of tatting!!! Here's what I did. This (you brainy people 'out there' will realise) is a simple crochet chain!!!
The last SR on the butterfly finishes with a vsp and a double stitch on each side. So, working with each shuttle separately - this is what you do.
Pull a loop up through the vsp closest to the thread.
Take another loop up through the new loop and pull the first tight. Make ten of these crochet chains and on the final loop take the shuttle right through to stop it coming undone again. Tie and cut. So ridiculously simple and it gives a stonking great feeler.