Monday, July 15, 2019


The shop will open with new designs and products September 1st.

If you aren’t in the knitting community, I’m sure you’ve heard it by now:

Knitters have sharp sticks and we aren’t afraid to use them

Figuratively, anyway

Just know this
If I see oppression going on, I’ll step in and step up. There were so many more people online who were more eloquent than I speaking up, I didn’t feel the need to copy what someone else said. Believe me when I say, I believe you and will protect you.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Required Summer Reading

My absolute all-time favorite class to teach is a book study concluding with a compare/contrast with the film on which it’s based.

This year has been The Year of Pulling My Head Out of the Sand

Here’s the reading list for this year:
Hidden Figures
The Hate U Give
The Help
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Handmaid’s Tale
Crazy Rich Asians
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Monday, July 01, 2019

Something New...

Monday, June 24, 2019

That People Pleasin’ Thang...

According to Psychology Today, if you consistently fall into these ten behaviors, you’re a

People Pleaser

  1. You pretend to agree with everyone.
  2. You feel responsible for how other people feel.
  3. You apologize often.
  4. You feel burdened by the things you have to do.
  5. You can’t say no.
  6. You feel uncomfortable if someone is angry at you. 
  7. You act like the people around you.
  8. You need praise to feel good.
  9. You go to great lengths to avoid conflict. 
  10. You don’t admit when your feelings are hurt.
This isn’t me all the time but there are times when I’m feeling insecure or afraid of whatever might be going on so I lapse into this kind of crap. Also, I think they have number 1 wrong. People pleasers don’t consciously pretend to do anything. I think a better way to phrase that would be “You are reluctant to disagree with anyone.” Right? The rest of it, oh yea, I can empathize. 

This is annoying, at best, to stronger people who are not as dependent. I refer you to this post, which is kinda funny because I’m usually annoying for a couple reasons. I’m either being insecure or being very content with the “Marta-ness of Marta” and am my funky, weirdo self, in full bloom. 

So, here I go...
Moving from the insecure to my weirdo self. 
Warning: I’m usually annoying. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Cat's Out of the Bag...

I'm very pleased to announce a new line of sweaters and accessories will be available in my Etsy shop just in time for fall delivery.
More details posted shortly.