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Some offenders can be filtered out by your access provider -- Eternal
September is very good at that.  

The rest you have to take care of with your newsreader's filters.  I'm
pretty happy with Agent 3.2's filters, but I don't think that version
of Agent is still available.  On the other hand, the bleeding-edge
version can probably thunderplonk, which would be useful on
more-active newsgroups.  

OByarn:  has anyone ever heard of Greylock? I bought eleven pounds
when Webs was closing it out.  

And then gave up knitting socks, but that is another thread.

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Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net
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What is on your knitting needles Joy ?
mirjam

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One of my sets of sock needles has persian wool on it, and the other
has a fancy fine yarn that I received as a gift, and can no longer
remember the name of.  I haven't seen the latter in months and the
former in years.  I refuse to buy yet another set of 1.5 mm needles
and unwind more persian yarn, so I've been crocheting baby booties
from bedspread cotton.
http://home.comcast.net/~joybeeson/LINKS/BOOTIES.HTM

The last time I had a long wait and a good light. I darned small holes
-- could I have m*ths? -- in my wool slacks, using spun-silk sewing
thread and a #10 crewel needle.  I was rather pleased with the way it
turned out:  even though I had only black thread and at most half the
threads in the slacks are black, you can't see the darns from the
right side.  

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Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net
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Joy
I have not knitted socks for ages ,,, between creating my fiberart
etc,, i knit sweaters and shawls but not socks ..
i also crochet  lot of things ,,,
Is Persian  wool good as socs
mirjam

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At the moment, nothing.  I am assembling a quilt.  However, I have six
skeins of Araucania fingering weight yarn I found at a re-sale shop a
few weeks ago  for almost nothing, and it is beginning to call to me.
It is yarn made in Turkey and then hand-dyed in Chile, and is a lovely
blue with casts of green.  It is 75% wool and 25% poly, so I'm
thinking of making a pair of mittens just to see how it really goes,
and then turn the rest into a hat, scarf, and perhaps some socks.  But
not until the quilt is finished!  I have put that quilt aside
repeatedly over the past 5 years, and it is time to finish!

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Happy creative time to you Mary
Do you have a subject or special technique in the quilt ?
i wish you to enjoy making it and having it
mirjam

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The pattern is one that I designed on a pad of hotel note paper while
at a very boring meeting about amending birth certificates in
Washington DC.  Since the hotel was located in Foggy Bottom (near the
Watergate Hotel), I named it Foggy Bottom.  The quilt is based upon a
12" block with the smallest bit 1", the largest 2", and lots of half-
square triangles -- 72 bits of fabric in each block.  The blocks are
turned for assembly, so there is an overall pattern with major
diagonals over the quilt with stars alternated with flowers in the
centers.  This quilt is 9 blocks by 9 blocks and will fit a queen bed
as a bedspread or king bed as a coverlet.  Every stitch in this quilt
is by hand.  If I were to compare it to known patterns I would have to
say that it is like Jacobs Ladder but much more complex.  This is a
quilt I intend to keep and to use on my bed, so I am very grateful
that the dog likes to sleep under the covers or on sheets at the top
of the bed rather than on a quilt or bedspread!  He's very clean as
dogs go, but is still a dog.  Sheets get changed every 5 days or so,
but laundering a quilt means a special trip to the laundromat, and
frequent laundering of quilts is rather hard on them.  I have pieced
quite a few blocks of this quilt during quiet afternoons at sea on
several cruise ships, in the Caribbean, in the Mediterranean, and on
two Trans-Atlantic crossings, so parts of this quilt are rather well-
travelled.

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Amazing , how boring meetings give birth to interesting art works
HAHA]

=A0Since the hotel was located in Foggy Bottom (near the
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i like that
 =A0The quilt is based upon a
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I am very impressed ,,, and hope you will soon complete it and Show
the picture

=A0This is a
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We have special covers for our [quilt like] blankets [ duvets]

I have pieced
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Aha you passed by our country?
i live on the Mediterranean  shore .....
mirjam


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I haven't visited Israel yet, but hope to get there!  The closest I
have been has been Alexandria and Kusadasi, both of which I enjoyed
very much.  I was on the QE2, and we had an overnight in Alexandria,
so I took a side trip/overnight to Cairo, which was excellent.

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Next time please visit me ,,,
mirjam

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