I have a tendency to take the little bits of yarn I have left over from a project and hand wind them into small little balls. This yarn isn’t enough to do anything, maybe a few yards give or take, but I don’t like to toss them because, I suppose I have dreams of making little ornaments or something from them. Anyway, the little bits of yarn all safely wound tend to be placed in one of two spots. The first in a drawer within my coffee table and the other is on my desk.
The past few days, come morning, I would find the little bits from my desk would be knocked to the ground, sometimes pushed under my desk or chair. Now I figured the cats had gotten up there and in their desire to get to something else on the desk they had bumped them over.
I had also noticed that there were a few times when the bits that were stuck in the drawer would suddenly find their way to be placed around the living room. Now this was a bit more complicated to explain. I know I had put them in there at night, a simple and easy place to store them. I also knew that it wasn’t my husband who took them out (I may have asked, to confirm.) It had left me a little confused and more than a little suspicious of a possible yarn thief.
My suspicion naturally went to the cats, but for the most part the cats leave my yarn alone. The gray one does have an almost unnatural obsession with BFL (although so do I so go figure.) Where as the tabby has only stolen fiber once and tends to leave everything else alone (unless he is vying for attention and the yarn passes in front of his eyes. So it would seem I was out of luck there.
I started to notice that the yarn bits would suddenly become a bit unwound and I would find a small trail across the room. Secondly the drawer to the coffee table would be slightly open. It left me wondering for a day or so, that is until, my growing suspicions were confirmed :
It appears I do in fact have a yarn thief. Although he is a bit too adorable to be mad at.
Have you ever had a yarn thief?
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