Craft Corps Giveaway Day 2: Shannon Okey Online Class!


Kim Baehr!!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Shannon Okey

Gig(s): Knitting Author, Instructor and Founder of Stitch Cooperative

Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 9):

VH: Who, if anyone, helped open the professional crafty doors for you?

SO: Obviously I had the childhood experiences, in terms of getting primed. But the two people I give big credit to are Lucy Lee who owns Mind’s Eye Yarns in Campbridge Massachusetts, and Kathy Cano-Murrilo (see page 68). When I moved to Boston, I started knitting at Lucy’s store. She taught me hot to knit better and how to spin. Then, Kathy–this is way back when knit blogging was really new and there weren’t that many–Kathy said, ‘Well, my publisher wants to do a knitting book, and I know you write and knit. Are you interested?’ She introduced me to my first publisher. So between the two of them, they really for me going professionally.”

Today’s Giveaway: Sweater Design Online Knitting Course ($45 Value)!

Using Shannon’s ‘treasure map’ technique, which she’s used to teach dozens of knitters how to find their own inner designer, you will learn how to design your own dream sweaters, sized to fit YOU, working with the yarn and knitting techniques you like to use. You’ll primarily examine both top-down raglan and bottom up one-piece fitted sleeve construction, though other construction methods will be discussed if there is interest. Students can knit a miniaturized version of an adult sweater OR a full-sized sweater depending on their preference and personal knitting speed. Class normally costs $45 for for 1 winner, it’s free!

How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.

Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Once the contest is over, winner(s) will be posted as an update on this blog entry with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes throughout the next month!


Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from Impatient Crafter, Margot Potter!

77 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 2: Shannon Okey Online Class!”

  1. Simply DIYgal

    OMG! I would love to win this! Knitting is my first love when it comes to crafting, and I’ve been very interested in coming up with some designs of my own.

    <3 Kelly Demaree

    P.S. I can’t wait until the book comes out!

  2. Grace H.

    What a great giveaway! I have always wanted to learn how to design my own sweater. After two failed sweaters that just don’t fit quite right, I’ve been looking for a class. This sounds fabulous!

  3. Danielle Porter

    Good Morning! Thanks so much for this contest, and the website. Good luck to all!

  4. wdmmlc

    I would love this. I have never dared knit a sweater for myself or anyone else. THis would be perfect. Cheryl Clemons

  5. BlondiKnits

    (Marti Dyer-Allison) Ooh — Shannon Okey! Pulling out the big guns, huh, Vic? She is one talented designer, I bet her design course is worth the time and money.

  6. mare

    I would love to learn to design sweaters. I have made a few but don’t always seem to be able to get them to fit me perfectly. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Mary Carlson

  7. mare

    I don’t know if this is where I would post but thanks so much for the prize from yesterday! I can’t wait to start quilting!

    Great site….I love it!


  8. Kathleen G

    This would be an awesome course to take! I’d love to knit a sweater, but have always been concerned that it would fit properly! Count me in!

  9. Sandy Love

    I am a newbie knitter and would love to take a sweater online class. It would be perfect after making the tank top I am going to start.

  10. iffer@AOL.com

    I love knitting but have always been afraid of doing sweaters because I’m terrified after all that work, it won’t fit right. I’d love a class on how to design them so that’s not a worry!

    Jennifer Ancheta

  11. Stephanie

    I would love to win an online knitting class!

    Stephanie Kaplan

  12. Debbie

    OMG! What a wonderful gift! I’m taking Shannon’s Designer 101 class, also, and it has been such a BIG help! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
    Debbie Fring

  13. Debbie

    AWESOME! I,m taking Shannon’s Designer 101 class and it has been such a BIG help! Thank you!!!!!

  14. Rita

    Oh, what fun. I’ve been wanting to take one of her classes. Rita Bartholomew