Marvelous in mauve

Dear Diary,

Adam: Not long ago, Jesse came home with some wonderful knitting wool for me to use to make a slipover.  It is made in New Zealand from NZ animals.  It is 60% merino and 40% dehaired angora.  Let me tell you this is soft as can be!  

It is a very fine 2-ply, almost lace weight.  I think I got 34 stitches/10 cm on 2.75 mm needles.  I knitted it flat but used steeks so it is seamless.  It's not easy for me to knit flat, so please excuse my errors at times.  Plus, don't forget I don't have a pattern so I had to just make it up on the fly. But, all things considered it finished up pretty well and I like wearing it.  

I am convinced that mauve is definitely my colour.

Now, about the colour.  It's a beautiful soft shade of mauve which goes well with the size and soft texture of the fabric.  And, we all agree that mauve is a fantastic colour for me.  It brings out the colour of my face and hair, complimenting my handsome, mature looks.  The more primary colours are fine but this is far classier and more fashionable.

I put buttons up the back so the slipover isn't pulled over my head.


At the same time Jesse brought home this wool, he brought some other skeins of the same wool in different colours (the shop was having a sale).  I've already begun to knit a cardigan in an olive green which should look smart as well.

As much as I enjoy knitting, I will be glad when the seamstress starts to sew some garments for me to wear!

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