Tuesday, February 21, 2006

farewell



Farewell to you dear mittens,
who's pattern needed no
class, but who's class
helped to heal the grief.

Farewell to you dear mittens,
your strong gray and black wool
and soft mohair came
from the stash.

Farewell to you dear mittens,
your mate was often lost
found by strangers in
parking lots and curbsides.



Farewell to you dear mittens,
your handy flap and short
fingers made driving better
and hand holding warmer.

Farewell to you dear mittens,
your pattern can be worked again
but your kindredness
never the same.

Farewell to you dear mittens.
your wool is now dirty,
your wool is now worn,
goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mom said...

Time Honored Method will soothe pangs of saying goodbye to outworn mittens. Cut dear old mittens into little pieces. Simmer pieces in soapy water. Rinse, let dry. Card pieces with other roving. Spin. Enjoy your new speckled yarn. Greet your recycled mittens! Courtesy of Carol Kroll.

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