A few weeks ago I started really wanting to read some good fiction books. In the past few years, I have read way too much non-fiction. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to read…I love mysteries, though, so was trying to find a good mystery to read. During this time, I found that there are actually several mystery series with knitting as a surrounding theme. REALLY??? Not only are there knitting mystery series, there are ones with themes of crochet, needlework, quilting, and more. I had no idea. There are several out there, and who knows, I may end up reading them all! I decided to start with the first book in a series by Maggie Sefton. It’s called “Knit One, Kill Two.” I’m in the middle of it now. I am really enjoying it! It’s very nice. A mystery to unwind with at the end of the day…with the added bonus of having knitting as a looped in (haha) theme. I was never good at book reports in school, but maybe I will try reviewing it once I’m finished.
Well, the other night, my husband and I went out to dinner. I left the book on the end table by the couch. When we got home, I found it chewed! None of the pages were ripped out, so it’s still readable…but as you can see, part of the cover was chewed off…one of the dogs must have been protesting us not having supper at home so they could get left over scraps.
Now I have another mystery to solve! Who did it???
Was it Miss Sophie?
Or was it Mason?
Based on their reactions when we arrived home, I think the guilty party is probably Sophie. She seemed like she was panicking when we came in the door as if we startled her AND CAUGHT HER DOING SOMETHING WRONG. She is mostly very obedient, but she is capable of mischief from time to time. She got into her bed, seemed to be out of breath (I think from us startling her), and looked ashamed. She would barely look at me. Mason, who is usually mischievous, but capable of being obedient from time to time, ran to the stairwell…but didn’t seem upset. And he made eye contact. The problem is, Mason isn’t afraid of being punished and he rarely looks ashamed if he gets in trouble (he has looked ashamed before, not it’s not every time). Sophie appears ashamed and sad if she gets disciplined (she is the absolute sweetest dog ever). So, it’s hard to tell who did it. This may be one mystery that never gets solved!