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Kate Merrill of Portland says that her woolen mittens are special to her. “They bring back of lot of memories,” she says, speaking about when she worked at Portland Dry Goods. She splurged for good mittens to keep her warm on her walks to work. Now the mittens remind her of those walks, and her friends from the store. Buy this Photo

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Four-year-old twins Brian Lopez, left, and Jeremiah Lopez in their sledding gear, including matching mittens, at Payson Park on Feb. 3. Their father, Francisco Romero, said that he and his wife don’t often buy their kids expensive winter gear because they often lose it. “They go to school and oftentimes they come back with just one mitten,” he said. Buy this Photo

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Noah DeFilippis sports a pair of hand-knit mittens, crafted by his friend Diane Ferdinand about five or six years ago. “They are warm, when you get those double layers going,” DeFilippis said. He was snowboarding at the Eastern Promenade and paused to strike his best Bernie Sanders pose. Buy this Photo

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One of Jeannette Collett’s former students, Jen Ellis, knitted the famous Bernie Sanders mittens and credits Collett with teaching her to sew. Ellis sent Collett, above, these mittens about three years ago with a note saying that “you forever changed my life.” Collett taught in South Portland and retired three years ago. Buy this Photo

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These mittens were made by Jen Ellis, who also knitted the famous Bernie Sanders mittens. Buy this Photo

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South Portland’s Sylvia Thompson, with her favorite pair of mittens. She bought them years ago at Cia Cafe. Buy this Photo

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Lana Huynh, 4, of Portland sports a pair of “Frozen” mittens while building a snowman with her father, Tai Huynh. “Everything is ‘Frozen’ for her,” Tai said. “It’s all about Anna and Elsa.” Buy this Photo

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Louise Maxfield of Portland shows off the handmade mittens she bought for $20 at a craft fair in Westbrook last year. Maxfield has three pairs of mittens, all by different makers, that she wears in rotation. She said she prefers mittens to gloves because they’re warmer and it’s easier to tuck one’s thumbs into the palms of one’s hands. Buy this Photo

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Louise Maxfield’s mittens


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