About me

Hello — I’m Cara. I was a newspaper features reporter for several years, but now I run my own crafty business, Mary Marie Knits. I still love to write, but I spend most of my time knitting, crocheting and assembling my products or selling them at local craft fairs, including San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair.

I’m a huge foodie, so I couldn’t be happier to live in the bay area, which is rich with locavore culture and great restaurants. Check out some of my recipes here.

When I’m not working on my business, I love exploring the outdoors, reading, crafting, thrifting and playing with my kiddos.

My bio, the short version: I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and moved to Des Moines, Iowa to attend Drake University. I have worked in Des Moines and Boulder, Colorado. Now I’m in the San Francisco bay area, where I live with my husband, Mike, our kids, Harper and Max, and our two dogs, Reggie and Sadie.