Hey there,

I’m Mari, a maker living outside Raleigh, NC.  Craft is a way of life for me – in addition to the fiber arts, I make felt floral arrangements and do a little graphic design for fun.

Wait a minute… you’re not Betty?

So… Betty is more of a persona.  To me, Betty is a little salty and a whole lot of practical. She’s not here to put up with anyone’s nonsense. She’s kind of a bad ass.  Bad Betty is who I want to be when I grow up. 

You know what’s also bad ass?

Knitting.  It’s not just for grannies.  I’ve been knitting for over 10 years now.  Knitting is as much a part of my story as Betty is.  I enjoy sharing details about my perpetual sweater knitting over on Instagram – accompanied by dog photos, fat positive conversation, and a hefty dose of snark.  Hence, Bad Betty Knits.

I like solving problems.

Sometimes that problem is tracking your swatches, and sometimes it’s helping you tell a non-knitter how to avoid destroying that handmade gift you spent hours on.

Sometimes it’s having too much money burning a hole in your pocket 😉 Whatever your reason for stopping by, I hope you find something here to meet your creative and crafting needs.  If I made you snort laugh in the process, all the better!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Mari

Want to know what I’ve been working on?

Check out my project notebook

Brush of Color Tank

Grey Bonfire Tank

Vintage Blue Syrinx Sweater