Mittens, Storm and A Sticker

20 Jan

What a day! We watched the inauguration of Biden and Harris and found it very moving and full of hope for the future and we loved the poem, The Hill We Climb, by 22 year old Amanda Gorman, a ray of sunshine, from her words to her yellow coat, as my SIL said.  You can find out more about this remarkable young woman here. Another lovely thing was seeing Bernie Sanders in his wonderful hand knit mittens.

“To anyone watching the U.S. Inauguration events today, I’d just like to point out this iconic knitwear moment, and also say that this photo is the Berniest thing that ever Bernied. No understated classic black leather men’s gloves for our Bernie Sanders — he went for warmth and practicality, and I bet he has the most comfortable pair of hands of anyone there.
Bernie Sanders’ chevron and diamond patterned mittens were made by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vermont. She gave them to him over two years ago and he began wearing them on the campaign trail during his run for presidential nominee. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles.” Taken from a Facebook post by The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done.
Storm Christoph is far worse for our friends in the North, Here it is wet and windy but we have no flooding.Our Sailors’ Barometer has been overflowing to tell us that the storm has been overhead.
Our friend, who winter swims with her pals, The BlueTits, has this delightful sticker on her car as we saw on our walk today.

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3 responses to “Mittens, Storm and A Sticker

  1. ladysighs

    January 21, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    To anyone NOT watching the inauguration events …… shame on them.
    It is/was of importance to the whole world as well as the US.
    Thank you for posting about it.

    I love BS. I mean Bernie Sanders. 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 22, 2021 at 4:38 pm

      We were gripped by the whole heartwarming event, tearful at Kamala’s swearing in and blown away by the amazing Amanda. It is such a turning point for the whole world, not just America. 🙂

      • ladysighs

        January 22, 2021 at 8:31 pm

        There is no magic wand. But many good and honest people will be working and not playing golf.


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