Remember mentions of the peacock in the same book that the dancing butterflies are from... Well, the peacock on the front cover is really what drew my attention to it and made me buy the book. I tried it once unsuccessfully, put it down and did the butterflies instead. Last night I thought it was time for another try... It was looking much better but halfway down the body, it's gone wrong again! I've been examining the pattern and the diagram and the photo.... I've counted and re-counted... and my conclusion is that there is a mistake in the pattern. I can't seem to make it work out if I follow the written pattern (that's if my interpretation of the German directions are correct of course!). So I've been studying it again and will re-write it how I think it should go to make it look the way it looks in the picture and then tackle the tatting again.