We Knit – You Can Too began life back in 2013 but the history behind it started a few years earlier.
My daughter was helping to run a small crafty corner in Liverpool and to help me make friends I asked if I could start a knitting group there one afternoon. The group didn’t really take off, mainly because I didn’t really know how to advertise it. I simply thought word of mouth would be sufficient. I made a couple of good friends, so times are never wasted.
In 2012 we moved down to Cornwall and once again I decided to use knitting to help me find new friends. There was a group meeting literally 50m down the road from where I lived. Sadly, I found that meeting in a pub was too dark and I couldn’t really see what I was doing but on the plus side I met some lovely ladies and some who came with me when we started a day time group elsewhere.
In November 2013 I decided to take a risk and sell DROPS yarns online. The business grew steadily and as the knitting group was looking for a new venue I decided to take the plunge and open a small shop/cafe nearby.
October 1st 2014 the We Knit Coffee Corner opened. I bake all the cakes etc myself and serve Fair Trade teas and coffees. You can pop in for a quick coffee or bring your knitting and stay a while. We have several groups that meet in the week and I like to run courses to teach or improve knitting and crochet skills.
Over the past 12 months I’ve met a lot of lovely people and the cafe has a real buzz to it.
Of course, I still sell DROPS yarns and I’ve added Woolcraft yarns to the mix as well.
Why not pop in sometime if you are in the area? You’ll be sure of a warm welcome.