We are not completely certain Sparky is at fault, but we have our suspicions.
Exhibit A: a handknit, thrummed mitten, brown with green thrums in my yard.
Exhibit B: a handknit, fingerless mitten in black with dark grey heathering found in the Next-Doors’ yard.
Exhibit C: an LLBeane fine-gauge glove in oatmeal-colored wool found in the Next-Doors’ yard.
Exhibit D: a navy wool mitten, found in the Next-Doors’ yard.
Exhibit E: a dark grey, heathered watch cap in what looks to be a wool-alpaca blend, found in the Next-Doors’ yard.
None of these belong to me. None of them belong to the Next-Doors. Neither of us has regular streams of fumble-fingered wool-wearers passing through our yards.
Apparently, a stash weasel is at work!
P.S. Isn’t there a childrens’ book on this theme? I believe the solution offered there is to clothespin found items to a tree along the sidewalk.