Win a $500 WAK voucher! #stressawarenessmonth

Stress. It’s something we’ve all experienced at one time or another, and we all know how much it can greatly impact our overall quality of life. The negative symptoms of stress are felt both physically and mentally, and in many cases can create “loop”, where the stress a person is already feeling contributes to their continued (and growing) stress. This means that it is essential to know the best way to break the cycle before it becomes unmanageable. Stress may be an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t control it.

Thats why this month we’re encouraging relaxation through knitting, and want hear about why you love to knit. Send us a 10-second video explaining why you love knitting to be entered in a drawing for a $500 WAK gift card.

All submissions and questions can be sent to as either an attachment or a link to your original YouTube video by May 9th for your chance to win.

Then you can buy everything you need to knit that stress away! 😉

Knitting has been shown in a number of studies to have a positive impact on the overall mental health of the knitter (and of course, physical health). According to Dr. Herbert Benson, author of “The Relaxation Response”, the repetitive motion of knitting can result in a relaxed state, similar to that associated with meditation and yoga. This means it can be a great healthy and productive way to de-stress and unwind from daily life.

April is known in the US as National Stress Awareness Month, which is the manifestation of a campaign to help people recognize and combat the signs of stress in a manner that is healthy and productive. How to deal with stress varies from person to person, but in our opinion, knitting may be one of the best ways to take your stress level down several notches – and science agrees, with a number of studies citing the positive physical and mental “side effects” of knitting.

So what are you waiting for? Get knitting, relaxing and videoing – we can’t wait to see your favorite reasons for picking up your needles (or hook).

Questions? Leave us a comment or write to us at and we’ll get back to you ASAP.