I would say something profound like, “since Tricot’s inception,” or “in the years since the idea for Tricot emanated,” but everything having to do with Tricot has been fast and furious. We’ve been speeding along a track with no brakes for a few months now, and we can’t tell you how excited we are to finally have a few passengers.
This store came out of pure passion. Passion for knitting, but maybe more so, passion for providing really nice, special, pretty, squishy, fun things for a city that just hasn't had them. In Waco, the only places to go in person and buy knitting supplies are your big box craft stores—Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby. Forgive us, but we just don't think that's enough. Have you ever tried to find a decent speckled fingering yarn fade at one of those stores? Forget it.
It’s come to my attention that a lot of you were expecting this to be an online store, and I’m sorry to be disappointing you. But I have my reasons, and I hope you’ll understand. I’m not kidding when I said this dream came about quickly and with a vengeance. With so little time to pull things together, I wouldn’t have been able to offer you nearly the selection now as I’m going to be able to when we open next year. There are plenty of places for you to order my pretty yarns online—in fact, you’ll see that my second blog post is about just that. And I’ll be happy to point you in the direction of some amazing shops who have fabulous online stores open for business right now. But that’s not the point of Tricot. The point of us is to be here, in Waco, just down the street, so that you don’t have to order a needle online. So that you don’t have to drive four hours round trip to hold a skein of yarn in your hands before swiping your card. The point of us is that we’re coming to you, not the other way around. And since I can’t be the one selling you yarn for now, I’m sure going to help you find it!
So, we're coming. We're bringing hand-dyed yarns from some of our favorite Texas dyers, as well as our favorite indie brands from across the country and the world (and you should see our must-have list for future stockists!). We're bringing every needle you could ever possibly need—heck, we're bringing two brands and two material choices of each one! We know how annoying it is to need a 40 inch size US 2 circular needle that no craft store in town carries, but wanting to start your project RIGHT NOW. Amazon Prime is great, but two day shipping is not that fast when you have yarn sitting RIGHT THERE.
More than all this, though, we just want to be a place for you to hang out. Come in, have a cup of coffee, and sit and create for a while. We promise we're not going to bug you—we'll probably be knitting, too! Tricot is the French word for knitting—translated literally, it reads: to knit. I'll tell you a little more about my connections to France another time, but for now, à bientôt! I can't wait to knit with you.