The knitting circle
It was the weekly meeting of the Lower Aspirations knitting circle, so named because its members sat in a large circle. The president, Hyacinth Hurst, had the most comfortable chair. Round the circle to her right were, in turn, Olive O’Reilly, Primrose Poole, Scarlet Smith and Violet Vincent.
That day, they were all knitting scarves.
“I suppose it was inevitable,” said Olive.
“What was?” said Primrose.
“Each of us is knitting a scarf in the colour of one of our first names.”
“So we are,” said Primrose. “It must be because we’re featuring in a puzzle…
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