Woolworks LTD has been in Putnam for over 30 years. Jen purchased the store from its original owner Carmella Oden of Thompson in 2005. Jen started knitting as a child making outfits for her Barbie dolls. She learned her skills from her mother and grandmother. After her mother’s early death at age 50, Jen felt a deep emptiness. One day while cleaning out her mother’s things, she found a pair of socks her mother had begun, but not finished, for Jen’s father. Jen wanted to finish the socks for her dad as a special gift and her deep connection with knitting, and her understanding of it as a medium of comfort began.