Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ inauguration ceremony of becoming the 46th President of the United States and the respective 49th Vice President was somewhat overshadowed because of one understated onlooker: Bernie Sanders, who’s “this could have been an email” attitude, GORE-TEX coat, and mittens stole the show.
Now, the creator of the viral mittens has announced that you can get your hands on — or should we say in — a pair. Jen Ellis is the schoolteacher behind the incredibly cozy-looking mittens, and they have now crafted three pairs that will be sold at auction with the proceeds going towards the LGBTQIA+ youth organization Outright Vermont — the state of which Sanders is its Senator.
— Jen Ellis (@vtawesomeness) January 24, 2021
Dubbed the “XO Mitten!!!,” the set is made from repurposed wool sweaters and is lined with fleece that’s made from recycled plastic bottles, making them not just a style statement but also sustainable. While the pairs up for auction aren’t the same as Bernie’s, they are equally original and classic as they appear in colors such as blue with a black and cream Fairisle pattern.
As of writing, the blue mittens made by Ellis have fetched a top bid of $4,444 USD and counting. There is still more than a day left of the auction, so expect that price to jump up. Take a look at the auction on the Charity Auctions Today website, and see all three styles of the mittens in the Tweet above.
In other news, Mark Zuckerberg is planning to reduce the amount of political content on Facebook.