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Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness month and today, April 16, is “Stress Day.” (Coincidentally it’s also “Wear Pajamas to Work Day.” Being that it’s Sunday and most of us are probably missing out on this opportunity, I petition to have it observed tomorrow.)

For some people the path to stitching away stress is an intricate pattern to give themselves focus and direction. The idea being that the more involved the project, the less thought can be given to outside factors. Other folks may prefer a simple project that requires minimal concentration. I personally fall somewhere in the middle. When stress levels are rising I find myself reaching for an advanced beginner or easy intermediate type project. Something with a pattern that can be memorized, but has enough going on that I don’t find myself dwelling on my stress. Earlier this month we were working on the Stratus Wrap here at the Lion Brand office. This would be a perfect Stitch Away Stress

What is your favorite type of project to work on unwind and stitch away stress? Are you working on it now? Share your photos on Instagram and Facebook with the tag #StitchAwayStress and #LionBrandYarn so we can see what you’re working on.

Win and UNWIND

The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) invites you to share any of their Stress Awareness Month posts or images on Facebook or Instagram with a caption of how the post relates to you. You must use the #StitchAwayStress for a chance to win one of the four UNWIND prizes. Prizes are valued at $50. The contest will run from April 1-30. The CYC will choose winners at random and announce their names the week of May 8th.

Please note that this contest is being run by the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) and not Lion Brand Yarn. Any questions or communication regarding the contest should be directed to the CYC.

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