With fuzzy, silvery green, soft as suede leaves, Lamb's Ears are favored for their foliage, rather than their flowers. They flower on tall spikes in shades of pinkish purple or white, in the late spring or early summer. Some gardeners's find the flower spikes charming and others cut them off to encourage the foliage, as with Hosta. Bees are not so fussy and love the slightly fragrant flowers.
I have another lovely work on my hook. It's one of Mary Werst's doilies ---> Exquisite from her gorgeous book:
I am using my most favorite crochet thread: Aunt Lydia's Bamboo crochet thread, & yes, I almost let out a squeal of delight when I saw that they now offer shades other than white & cream.This pure pink color is so downy-- it reminds me of the lamb's ear that we have growing in our garden.
It is the softest, most mesmerizing thread that just seems to quietly sing with each stitch.
Not a word to my husband that I am now hearing thread sing to me.....
Because honestly -- it's quite like therapy to feel the uber-creaminess of these stitches forming into this delicate doily.