Does the busyness of life have you feeling stressed out? Do you find yourself wishing for a way to unwind and just relax? April is Stress Awareness Month and to celebrate and educate people about the health benefits of yarn crafts, the Craft Yarn Council is hosting its annual #StitchAwayStress campaign. Make life’s lemons into lemonade by knitting or crocheting a lemon stress ball and squeezing it when life gets tough.
This year there’s even a new spin on the lemon stress ball – a lemon pillow! This new lemon is the perfect companion to the lemon stress ball and even doubles as a pillow! Knit or crochet your way to the cutest pillow around and keep it for yourself or give it to a friend in need of some relaxation.
During the month of March, the council promoted a survey on social media to gauge the habits of knitters and crocheters and to find out how yarn crafts contribute to their wellness. The results of the survey will be shared on the council’s social media pages throughout the month of April.
The council will also host a social media contest for its Instagram followers. The contest will take place the second, third and fourth weeks of April and to enter, participants will comment and tag three friends. One random winner will be chosen each week to win a prize pack of new yarns.
Follow along with the Craft Yarn Council’s Facebook and Instagram for weekly tips on how to use your lemon or knit and crochet skills to bust stress and promote relaxation. Hear from some of your favorite yarn crafters and from some new faces too about the health benefits of yarn crafts and all the ways that knit and crochet help them relieve stress, improve their mood, reduce anxiety and more!
Get each version of the adorable Lemon Pillow below:
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