It's been a great week already and it's only Wednesday morning! We took our first delivery from Adriafil, an Italian brand, on Monday. Gulio their rep came to visit us a month ago with so many divine yarns and we were very restrained in our purchases - we won't forget his promise to bring us some delicious Italian cioccolato next time he comes!
We have KnitCol, multicoloured merinos perfect for baby blankets and tank tops with a modern funky twist, and simple adult cardis to wear with summer dresses (ours have come out of the closet for the new season now together with the birkies). DuoPlus is another varigated cotton mix, a palette of more adult shades to make a special simple garment for a special summer party perhaps. 100% angora - sigh - need I say more about that?! And our favourite, Giada, a cotton mix adorned with tiny sequins - more sighing - my next WIP is going to be a little black cardi knitted in Giada, to wear whenever I need a cheer up - beautiful. And certainly not to be missed is Regina, a fantastic 100% wool DK - one of the most sumptuous yarns we have squished in amazing colours. Great for an everyday knit.
Tuesday brought more good things - Treacle features in an article in the Newcastle Journal about the resurgence of knitting. We are so proud of what we have achieved, we feel so happy to be here, love that we are making a difference to our local community, and hope we can be an inspiration to all women who have the urge to set up on their own after they have had a family - it's so very important to celebrate achievements and we feel the article reflects what we have achieved. Oscar speech over, dabbing of eyes!
After the amazing success of Treacle Cares, our charity branch to the business, we are onto the next thing. Incidentally we smiled yesterday at a call from a lady called Jean from the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle (a tip off from a customer) - she has for the past 25 years been taking a Craft Trolley around the wards selling all sorts of lovely things to patients raising funds for whatever the Hospital may need. Jean is now on our list of recipients for some of the wonderful knitted items we are getting back from our customers. We are doing our first handover in June to Jean, St Oswalds Hospice, The Cyrenians, The People's Kitchen and the RVI.
The Next Big Thing is in the pipeline - it's Top Secret and seriously Hush Hush but be rest assured, our New Idea is going to be FANTASTIC! Be a Friend on Facebook, join our mailing list and keep following the Blog for updates.
And finally, we want to thank Waterstones in Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth for putting our Wills, Kate and Corgi as part of their Royal Wedding window display and helping to spread the Treacle word!
Happy Knitting everyone.