It was a quiet morning in the town of Ormskirk and the Atok family was out. So the postman, Mr Postie, left with Tyson (the dog servant) a lovely postcard from gphigirl (ravlery name). It had a very nice picture of Atlanta and the knitter explained on the back of the card that this was her workplace view.
|Ormskirk is a village like|
St Mary Mead at times
There was also one other interesting piece of post and this was the noticed by the mistress of the house, Madam Kota Atok, when she returned to the house after running errands in the city. It was a red and white printed slip that provided the information that Mr Postie had a parcel which was too big for the letter box and could be collected for the local regional sorting office.
|The official postal slip|
|A Brown paper parcel|
|Madam and Monsieur Atok|
It was a parcel inside a parcel as it had two layers of wrapping. After battling the packaging which had an excessive amount of brown paper and bubble wrap Madam Atok was left pondering a cardboard box with a label from the Schacht Spindle Co Inc. The logo had a picture of sheep milling together.
Following the instructions pedantically Madam Atok unravelled the mysterious parcel contents and discovered that it formed a wondrous object called a Cricket Loom.
Madam Atok deduced that this parcel had been organised by her lovely husband as a birthday gift for her.
She methodically followed the instructions and after a couple of hours she had her first sample of work from this lovely gift.
I hope that you have enjoyed this post in the style of Agatha Christie. It is her 120th Birthday and as a bunch of Poirot and Marple fans the family are celebrating her birthday which is so close to mine. Even Google is getting into the Birthday celebration with a doodle logo on its home page.
I must say Happy Birthday to another knitting Virgo, Christine from Knits in the City, who shares the same day as the famous mystery writer. It is a busy week at knit night for the birthday greetings this week.
|The confusion of parts inside the box|
|One Skein of handspun Gorse honey |
on the spindle.
|This is an addictive activity.|
|Lovely Chocolate Cake yummy.|