Wrapping Up

This final week is bittersweet; I’m excited for my next adventure (whatever it may be), but I’m feeling sad to be saying goodbye to all of you. The thought of leaving behind a routine that I have followed five days a week for the past five years is really daunting. Fortunately, there is ice cream in my freezer. Lots of ice cream.

theawkwardyeti.com is hilarious/alarmingly accurate

Also fortunately, I have a knitting project nearly done, so I’m all lined up for a great dopamine boost when I finally (finally!) bind off and get all those tiny buttons sewn on. You probably assumed I had finished it ages ago, but Maine’s Slowest Knitter is still plugging away on the Goldfish sweater. Only half a sleeve and the button bands (gulp) left to go…

I definitely recommend this pattern by Tin Can Knits, although I will be changing the number of buttons — the size I’m making calls for twenty small buttons. Yes, twenty. Ain’t nobody got time for that, especially not on a squirmy baby. Besides, there were only eight of the cute fish buttons I wanted. (And do we ever knit a project exactly as the pattern says?)

So here’s to wrapping things up — winter, a job, a baby sweater… Whatever you’re wrapping up right now, I hope that the transition is smooth, the next adventure is rewarding, and that your buttonholes are always the right size for your buttons.



Written by Jennifer Woodman

14 Comments on “Wrapping Up

  1. So sorry to see you go, Jen. A friend of mine was in the shop the other day and was raving on how wonderful you were. So helpful. I will miss you. Best of the best to you. Keep in touch if you have a minute. <3

    • Thanks, Carole! I’ll miss you too! I hope to keep in touch!

  2. Sad to see you depart but happy for your next adventure! I hope you recognize the tremendous impact you’ve had on us knitters….best wishes, knit on and onward to your future β€πŸ‘πŸΎπŸŽ‰!

  3. I’m going to miss your beautiful smiling face greeting us on Thursday night. I wish you loads of luck and even more blessings! Maybe we’ll see you at a Thursday night stitch and spin?

    • Thank you, Michell! I hope to come to a Thursday night sometime soon!

  4. Hi Jen…
    Blessings on your new adventure!! I hope you find much happiness!! If you’re in the “salon” area please stop by and say HI!

  5. I’m so sad that I won’t be seeing you at OTR, but wish you all the best as you move on. You were always a bright spot in my day, not to mention helpful. I think I’ll have some ice cream too!

  6. Best wishes. We meet you last fall while visiting. You were so helpful and extremely kind. As a matter of fact I just finished a hat kit that I purchased. I love the email updates and look forward to them .Good luck.

  7. Those from Stitch and Bitch in Wiscasset will miss you – you always were a great help and inspiration. Be well in your next adventure! Knit on….. :o)

  8. Oh my goodness! So sad (and happy for you) that you won’t be there anymore. You were wonderful to a new knitter and so very helpful. Best of luck as you travel forward on the unknown road.

  9. WHAT!!!!!! You are leaving!!!!! How did I not know this???? Well I suppose because I don’t come around often enough…..I have enjoyed every minute I have spent with you and can’t thank you enough for the times you advised me (on color choices etc), listened to me vent about my crazy life and fixed my knitting boo boos. I will surely miss you but truly wish you all the best in life and your next adventure.

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