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oh the lovely Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There was so much going on this weekend in Chicago that my head almost exploded.

I went up to the local post office to drop off my usual Satuday packages, and what to my wondering eye appeared:


The Renegade Craft Fair lining Division St from my street all the way down to Damen Ave – about a 1/4 mile of booth after booth of the most incredible indie-crafted adornments, clothing, prints, and best of all, yarn…

One of my favorite people, hailing all the way from Birmingham, AL, was at the far end of the fair, in a booth packed with what I can only describe as DEE-licious yarn!

Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, and her Kitchen Sink Dyeworks, were rockin’ the Renegade, assisted by the lovely Kristen Rengren and I knew when I had to wait to get in the booth, something special was going on.

Mercedes has a very fine-tuned sense of color, with subtlies to her work that set it apart from the crowd. I could picture in my mind almost everything in front of me as a garment or sock and that I didn’t walk away with the whole thing was only because I was on foot!

Here’s what I came away with (and believe me when I say my pictures don’t begin to do these justice):


On top, you see a gorgeous fingering weight Merino/Seacell blend in the Ren color, which is headed to the needles shortly to become an exciting new pattern.

On the bottom? A lustrous Merino, Bamboo & Nylon blend (color: Dexter) meant for some excellent luxury mid-winter pampering for my toes.

Best of all? Meeting up with Mercedes and Kristen, in the Wild, in my neighborhood, just so much fun! :)

7 responses to “oh the lovely Tuesday, September 15, 2009”

  1. Barbara-Kay says:

    What fun! I look forward to seeing what this yarn becomes “when it grows up”.

  2. Renee says:

    Gorgeous year ~ did you say new pattern?? :)

  3. Darci says:

    Just found her through another blog…loving this indie dyer. Ren is quite lovely – looking forward to a new pattern.

  4. Julie says:

    Hey! That’s my backside in the foreground of your pic! Light colored shirt and capris with red bag and my “whisper” cardigan over the bag.

    I must have been so intent on the wares that I walked right past you.

  5. meg says:

    What a fantastic way to spend the day! Yummy yarn.

  6. Mercedes says:

    Bonne Marie, it was so good to see you Saturday! I can’t wait to see what you make with your new yarns. And that Snickers bar you brought saved my teetering blood sugar that afternoon, so thanks a million for that!

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    Those are gorgeous colored yarns. I love how subtle they are!

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