In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Everyone I know is going to get a matching tea-cosy, hat, scarf, mitten and egg-cosy set for Christmas.
- With this kind of configuration, the grapple works like a hand as opposed to a thumb and bucket, which is more like wearing a mitten.
- This is also the only knitting machine that will produce a fabric like the old and familiar style of striped mitten… yet so simple that a child of six to ten years of age can operate it easily and readily.
- The kind that wears a matching pink scarf, mitten and hat set as she frolics in fake snow with a boy in a sweater vest.
- But instead he pushes himself on, shrugging back into his parka, cinching the hood, donning one mitten and then the other with the help of his teeth.
- The earliest example of what can strictly be call naalbinding is found in a mitten from Asle Mose, Sweden, dated to C3 or C4 A.D., but the technique was already quite elaborate by that time.
- They were fingerless, with a hood that one could pull over one's fingers to turn it into a mitten.
- Cool the soup in the refrigerator, placing an oven mitten under the pot to prevent the plastic shelf coating from melting.
- Some variation for the mittens would be to add a cuff of ribbing or fringe to the outside of the mitten.
- I've been reading blogs of people who are making truly beautiful mittens at the moment, and I am in mitten envy.
- An ordinary glove or mitten may be worn on the bow hand.
- The arms were gloved in a seemingly soft, dull brown mitten.
- She had started to make breakfast but wasn't looking and got butter everywhere and grabbed the frying pan that was all metal and forgot (as usual) to use a mitten.
- I tore off my mitten and examined purple teeth marks.
- I've knitted mountains of stuff - well over 75 jackets for premature babies, 10 hat and mitten sets and at least a dozen blankets for dogs in three months.
- Terry and Andy looked almost identical in the pictures if it wasn't for the fact that they were each wearing a different color scarf, hat and mitten sets they would have been the same.
- But I then noticed that my right hand was starting to get warm, like I had a mitten on I looked over at Blake and he must have noticed also, because he was also looking at me with an astonished face.
- Then, over each rubber glove, she pulls an old athletic sock, mitten or cotton glove.
- It's for a fast hat for me, and probably some kind of fingerless mitten to wear at work when it's cold (and over light gloves in the morning at the bus stop).
- He told me of one such time, when he'd been sent to the store with the money put in his mitten, on returning he'd stopped out front and the change, a nickel, somehow slipped out into a snowdrift.
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