Asters are one of my favorite flowers. I love the purple, pink, and white colors and the shaggy petals of the summer blooming annuals as well as the perennial (kinda sorta) asters that add a nice touch of color to the yard in the fall.
Fluffy fur can also hint at the shaggy petals. Aster (b - April 1990, d - April 2007) -- full of cattitude from the day she came home as a weeks old kitten.
I joined the sheep shares from Foxfire Fibers and got my spring share this week. When I saw that aster was one of the color choices -- the only choice was what to knit from it.