Re: On Topic -- these godawful ads

On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 06:42:40 -0800 (PST), Mary
wrote:
How do we get rid of all these godawful ads?
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
On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:42:15 -0800 (PST), mirjam wrote:
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.
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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 sewingthread and a #10 crewel needle. I was rather pleased with the way itturned out: even though I had only black thread and at most half thethreads in the slacks are black, you can't see the darns from theright side.
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Joy Beeson
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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mirjam
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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Mary
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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mirjam
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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Mary
Amazing , how boring meetings give birth to interesting art works HAHA]
=A0Since the hotel was located in Foggy Bottom (near the
i like that =A0The quilt is based upon a
I am very impressed ,,, and hope you will soon complete it and Show the picture
=A0This is a
We have special covers for our [quilt like] blankets [ duvets]
I have pieced
Aha you passed by our country? i live on the Mediterranean shore ..... mirjam
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mirjam
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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Mary

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