Because she needs a hug and this is the best way I can send one.
Purple is her favorite color.
Honestly, the yarn was extra from Mom's Triqueta Cape that I made her for her Birthday.
The original yarn for that cape was a gray Llama and silk blend but I changed what I wanted to make and so had to trade the yarn and increase the quantity. I increased it a bit too much and had a bunch leftover. Since Dena loves purple, I had offered her the yarn. She loved this pattern, so here is her Semele - made with love, by me. It was a delight to knit but make no mistake, this is substantial - about 8 feet long, in fact.
Wrap yourself in a hug from me Dena - and know that I love you.