C liked the idea of just one big butterfly (BUTTerfly?)...
and used his photoshop skills to lay a light image over some graph paper made to the gauge of my knitting...
so above is the chart of my big butterfly.
And here's what I've got so far:
(BACK: that's the center decorative heart and the tops of the wings of the butterfly on each side)
(FRONT: just mirrored diagonal lines.... so far, at least. I might decide to make them diamond shaped, but I really like the simplicity of the diagonals to contrast with the lacy butterfly)
(the INSIDE!) I'm super psyched about how cool the inside looks.
I totally lost track of time tonight while working on this/listening to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on my phone.... so fun!