Tuesday Mewsday: What—Found a Mitten? You Naughty Kitten!

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.

February 24 2009 09:00 am | Uncategorized

8 Responses to “Tuesday Mewsday: What—Found a Mitten? You Naughty Kitten!”

  1. Cathy-Cate on 24 Feb 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    How poignant! A thrummed mitten, no less, plus all the others. (Where on earth would he be getting these? The mind boggles.)

  2. Jo on 25 Feb 2009 at 4:39 am #

    What is a “thrummed” mitten? Is this a knitting term? Anyway – maybe y’all have a spastic burglar in the ‘hood. One that wears watch caps & mittens, but keeps losing them…
    Only the Shadow knows…

  3. ellen Strauss on 25 Feb 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    This blog sent me to Google to find out what a “thrummed mitten” was – a new term for me. Maybe down in S Calif. we don’t need mittens that warm!

  4. ellen Strauss on 25 Feb 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Were you referring to the nursery rhyme? Check http://www.rhymes.org.uk/three_little_kittens.htm forthe 3 little kittens who lost their mittens.

  5. Laurie on 25 Feb 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    That is hilarious! My sister’s cats like wool, too and find ways of transporting her gloves, etc. throughout the house. I wasn’t too happy when she reported that one of the hand knit socks I had made her was picked out as a cat toy, though. (Luckily it was rescued before chewing occurred.) I’ve made all of her cats knitted catnip mice, you’d think they could leave the socks alone!

  6. lella on 03 Mar 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    Truly a mystery to be solved. I vote for a spastic burgler, unless of course the cat confesses.

  7. DonnaC on 07 Mar 2009 at 6:48 am #

    You paint quite a picture – so funny! Please keep us posted if you solve this mystery! :)

  8. judalea on 29 Jul 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    I know this is over 18 months later, but…
    there is a photo on icanhascheezburger of a cat on a fence lined with gloves, and a sign saying the cat is a glove thief, and if you see your glove there to take it. I thought I had it saved, but haven’t been able to find it.

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