Gorgeous new Knitting Book and a Giveaway

Today, I’ve been given a lovely opportunity to review and offer a giveaway for Sally-Jane Cameron’s new and exciting knitting pattern e-book, Mzansi, South Africa on my Needles. You may also know her as Pinkhairgirl. Her book includes 15 gorgeous patterns which have a distinct South African flavour to them.

I love how Sally has included breathtaking photos of the areas in S A that drove her passion and inspiration for coming up with these designs and she has also added her own story to each piece which is portrayed in her knitting throughout the book.

In Sally’s words:

I love South Africa. I have lived abroad a few times and always return with a sense of being home. There is nothing like the smell of rain on African soil, or the diversity of people and scenery that takes your breath away.

When I first met Andre on a trip to Cape Town many years ago he showed me around the city and I got to glimpse the world through a photographers eye. What struck me was the time it took to ‘get’ the perfect shot. Most of all it takes stopping and looking at the world in a different way. I now live in this beautiful city and am often reminded how easy it is to rush past the beauty that surrounds us. Photographer stop, plan the time and light, and then wait, looking to find the perfect shot.

Andre’s pictures inspired me to combine my love of knitting and his beautiful images to show case our country in a new way.

Come with us on a Journey from Cape Town and around South Africa, ending in the far North of the country. We show you magnificent scenery combined with knitting patterns inspired by the places and people.

Mzansi means south or down in Zulu and Xhosa, as in the South in South Africa.
15 Patterns inspired by South Africa. More details of print book here.

These are a few of the designs from Sally’s book, to see the full range please visit here.

Cape Point Shawl

Cape Point Shawl

Forest Cardigan Sally Cameron

Forest Cardigan

Cape Point Cowl and Hat Sally Cameron

Cape Point Cowl and Hat

Thandi African Fingerless Gloves Sally Cameron

Thandi African Fingerless Gloves

Jacaranda

Jacaranda Shawl

Table Mountain Sally Cameron

Table Mountain

Baobab Sally Cameron

Baobab

CApe African Fingerless Gloves

Cape African Fingerless Gloves

The eBook is $20 on Ravelry
All patterns are also available as individual downloads too and range from $3 – $6
The print book can be ordered from www.pinkhairgirl.com

Other Places you can find Sally:

Email: cameronsallyjane@gmail.com
Website: www.pinkhairgirl.com
Blog: www.pinkhairgirl.co.za
Ravelry ID: pinkhairgirl
Ravelry Group: Pink Hair Girl Designs
Twitter: Pinkhairgirl
Instagram: Pinkhairgirlknits

Giveaway:

Sally is offering one e-book of Mzansi, South Africa on my Needles to one Natural Suburbia reader, if you’d like to win, please leave a comment, for extra entries, please share about this giveaway on your Twitter, Facebook page, Pintrest, Instragram etc… and remember to comment here again for each additional share.

The winner will be chosen on Monday the 1st of December.

xo

Linda

May your day be inspiring.

If you are releasing a new craft, knitting, crochet book etc… and would like to have it reviewed on Natural Suburbia, please contact me at lindadawkins@mweb.co.za

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Welcome to Creative Friday,

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Welcome to Creative Friday,

Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely or pin, share on Facebook and Twitter.


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