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New Beginnings…

I don’t like to get too personal in my blog but I’m aware that people have been wondering where I’ve been and when the next edition of Knitcast is coming out etc.

This year I sort of went into hibenation for a while, I was going through some problems with my relationship and I spent a lot of time trying to hide from those problems thinking they’d just solve themselves. Well they didn’t just solve themselves and I’ve had to admit that my relationship has just come to a natural end. Andy and I are very amicable about the split but it’s still a big deal. Fourteen years is a long time. I’m moving out in about a week and half, I’ll be renting a small house and Pushkin will be coming with me. It’ll be a bit strange at first but I’m looking forward to having my own place.

Unpacking will take a lot of time so things will be quiet I think on the blog front and certainly on the podcasting front, for a while. I have a lot to pack, especially the yarn! I’m trying not to think about all that yarn…but my new yarnroom will be twice the size of the old one!

So apologies all for my silence and know that I’m ok. I’m also still knitting! have a pair of Trekking socks in a fab purple nearly finished and a sleeve and a bit left on my Art Fibers Kyoto cardi. Let’s hope I don’t misplace them in the move.


  1. M-H says:

    Sorry to read this Marie. Hope the next little while isn’t too horrible. So much to do, to feel, to think about…

  2. Nicole says:

    That’s too bad… I hope this new beginning turns out well for you. As a loyal listener, I wish you only the best and will continue to be patient about the podcast and check back again later. Take care of yourself!

  3. Theresa says:

    I hope everything goes well with the change in your life. I’ve been through something like that myself… I know how both tough and exhillirating the change can be. Take good care of yourself.

  4. Emma. says:

    Wishing you all the best for your new beginnings. Take good care of yourself.

  5. jacqueline says:

    i am sorry to hear about your woes. even though the split is amicable, i know that there is much heartache whenever a relationship ends.
    thinking of you. xx

  6. AmyP says:

    Take care Marie and I wish you lots of luck in this new chapter of your life.

  7. Katia says:

    take care!
    I wish you a good move in every respect.
    Greetings from Switzerland, Katia

  8. shobhana says:

    good luck with your move!

  9. claudia says:

    A toast to new beginnings!
    Take care.

  10. kate says:

    thinking of you.

  11. Kirsten Giebutowski says:

    it’s your old penpal again–just signed on for knitting talk because i’ve begun again after a long lapse. i’m so sorry to hear your news, but i hope it will bring you greater happiness once the pain subsides.

  12. Veronica says:

    Be good to yourself. I’d say a little fiber shopping therapy is in order.

  13. Celia says:

    Best of luck to you in your new life.

  14. marta says:

    Dear Marie!
    Maybe you remember me, I was the secret pal you spoiled with so wonderful yarn two years ago…
    Sorry to hear about your relationship, I know the problem very well.
    I wish you all the best for your new life!
    Take care!

  15. Sarah says:

    Hi Marie,
    I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through this, but I hope you’ll enjoy your new place (sounds fab!) and that things will get better soon. Congratulations on making a difficult decision, and here’s to the new start!

  16. Jo says:

    Dear Marie,
    Been there, many t-shirts! (Translate: We are SO with you!) I’m sending warm thoughts and good knitting energy. In the end, the universe does know what’s best, it’s just hard when it adjusts!
    Have a joyous time creating your new space! Your loyal listeners and readers will be here when you return! (or sooner, if you need us!)
    Lots of Hugs!

  17. Elizabeth GM says:

    We with the earbuds and dpns out here will miss you, but more than anything hope you will take good care of yourself…

  18. Mariko says:

    Oh Marie, I am so sorry to hear about you and Andy, but if it’s the right thing, then it’s the right thing. Holler if you need anything, and take care!

  19. Wanda says:

    Sorry to hear about the end of your relationship. That is always a hard thing, no matter how amicable. I wish for you nothing but the best as you make a difficult transition.

  20. Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing with us so we can wish you well and stay connected. Yours was the very first knitting podcast I ever listened to (and faithful continuing listener) and I was worried about you.
    Like others – been there, done that and no matter what it totally sucks. Good news, though, you’ll come out the other end wiser, calmer and looking fabulous. (trust me)
    Wishing you well…!

  21. Stasia says:

    Marie, I finally thought to check here when I got to wondering where you had been… I’m so sorry to hear your news and I hope you are ok. Is there anything you need? Please let me know… HUGS.

  22. Jude says:

    I am so sad to here your news. From someone who has been through the same thing (natural or un-natural ends), it will get better everyday. Slowly. Just take your time. Best to you!!!

  23. Kirsty says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this Marie but I’m glad that you’re OK and that you’re making a positive new start in your life.

  24. hieromante says:

    Hi Marie, I left a fifteen-year marriage a little over 5 years ago – HE was the one doing the hiding from problems, and I got fed up.
    I’m here to say that I’m not adding to the string of less than happy terms – I’m not sorry to hear your news! Because it means you’re TRULY on the path to the best for yourself! Not all that long after I left that marriage, I met a wonnnnnderful guy and 4 years later we’re doing fab. Our plan is to marry in May.
    A LOT of us have been through this, and eventually come out GLAD of it. Bet you will too. 🙂
    Anyway, as many did, I wondered where your great KnitCast had gone, so I’m so glad you’ll be back. Great contribution to the knitting world. 🙂
    – an American, born British