Wednesday, December 21, 2011

#302: DIY Mittens and Hats

One of the best Take it or Leave it finds
is a shrunken sweater.
They make excellent hats and mittens.

The hat, made by his sister, is from the body of the sweater.
It has two pockets and folds over for extra warmth.

Or unfolds for a Rasta look,
 which fits under your bike helmet.
I don't know what he keeps in the pockets.

The gloves are sleeves, reversed, folded over,
 given a few stitches to make a thumb slot.

They can be rolled down for warmth or slid up
for free hands.

Or knelt on when the ground is cold.
Or when you can't help but sink to your knees 
in thankfulness and praise to God 
for His bounty:
from the dump as well as from the earth.
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