Imagine re-creating your business out of your home located on “Pretty Lake.” With a name like that, you’re destined to succeed.
Succeed they did, as Tom and Lea-Ann McGregor are now celebrating ten years of business with Knitting Today.
The husband-wife team began their business in 1993 by providing Bond sweater machine parts, instruction, seminars, and club meetings. Lea-Ann also taught knitting and tatting through Ben Franklin Crafts and the Park Department in Fort Wayne, where they lived at that time.
Ten years ago, the McGregors moved to the Southeast corner of LaGrange County and opened shop in “the old bait store” at the corner of State Road 3 and 500 South, in Wolcottville, Indiana. This move to a new storefront allowed an expansion of supplies to include hand knitting, yarn, and classes.
Although they no longer operate out of their home, they still devote much time, energy, and hard work to provide the best knitting supplies and classes in the area.
The business is still primarily family-based with Le-Ann and Tom; their daughter Tara is involved now, doing the packing, shipping, promotions, and website maintenance while also attending college.
Lea-Ann and her family and staff at Knitting Today are known for their customized service and technical knowledge. They help with yarn choice and pattern selection all the way through technique and successful completion of your project.
They also host weekly knitting groups, classes, annual getaways, and frequent guest speakers.
And of course, they sell the best yarn and accouterments a knitter would want.
Online, Lea-Ann and friends communicate through e-news, Facebook, twitter, and Ravelry groups.
Owning your own business is not easy. Success requires long hours, lots of customer service, know-how, tenacity to survive recessions, and most of all, a love for and belief in the company.
For all of these qualities and more, the McGregors are celebrated.
Happy 10th Anniversary, Knitting Today!
You can find Knitting Today at 8040 E 500 S, Wolcottville, IN 46795
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