ConnieLene – KnitDesigner


capelets and cowls

by on Sep.25, 2014, under Blog

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by on Sep.21, 2014, under Blog

Cowl / Capelets

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I would love to sit and knit and speak with you Lee Gant

by on Sep.21, 2014, under Blog

Amazon link to Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing

I would love to sit, and knit, and speak with you Lee Gant.

What a challenging life you have led Lee, and what challenges you have overcome, and then paid forward to help others meet challenges of their own. In all of our lives there are challenges to be lived, overcome and shared. We all have amazing journeys, on many different levels but you have the skill and commitment and honesty to share your emotional and addictive journey with us all. I mean addictive in its many meanings from substance abuse to being addicted to knitting and stitching.

It was well understood in our grandparents generation that busy fingers made for a good life. But it was not consciously understood that creative busy fingers quietens the mind, calms the spirit and is healing in the very depths of ones soul.

These stories of addicted, ill, or simply sad people that you have knitted with and in doing so have affected a healing process are very humbling and also very exciting to know.

This book will help all those who read these stories to be confident in encouraging or assisting others to stitch to health whether the stitches are knitted, crocheted, embroidered or sewn. Stitching with “Love in Every Stitch” should become our mantra in this modern busy, busy world.

Thank you Lee. – Product Details
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Viva Editions (April 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632280183
ISBN-13: 978-1632280183

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wondering why it isn’t cold enough

by on Jul.11, 2014, under Blog

for Aucklanders to wear cowls

So easy to wear and they don’t get caught in the wind or in the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Now in Europe in winter it is another story.

Of course

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by on Jul.06, 2014, under Blog

Begun 15th June 2012 – Crikey

Every day in every way I learn new stuff – thank goodness. As you already know I love scarves, cowls, halsmudd, neck warmers, mufflers, and now Cachecol.

Cachecol is the Portuguese word for Scarf or muffler and it is derived from French. Cache meaning hide and col being neck – so it is a garment that hides the neck.

I like the word and that it hides the neck. I tried to roll the word it off my tongue but can’t quite get the hang of it. BUT where did I find the word – At Scarf It Up on facebook, thanks Louise – You can see Cachecols at Scarf It Up and that sent me looking.


Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on: Cachecol


From French cache (“hide”) + col (“neck”).

scarf (long garment worn around the neck)

cachecol-/ noun / scarf

A scarf, also known as a Kremer, muffler, or neck-wrap is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons.

1st April 2014 – my goodness it is nearly 2 years since I saw Louise and her Cachecol pieces on facebook and started to write a little about them. Cachecol by Louise

6th July 2014 – things change don’t they. I just went to check on Louise and her Cachecol pieces and low and behold Louise is now felting as well. She is Nuno felting: larger, reversible pieces such as scarves, capelets, and wraps that include techniques such as craters, bumps, color carvings, inclusions, lace. See Scarf It Up blogspot here

I must publish this as the tale of fibre artist Louise Giordano will continue and you can follow her yourself.

Nuno felt capelet by Louise Giordano

It has taken me over 2 years to complete this wee post. I am determined to do better.

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