But first, if you have a face mask innovation that is comfortable to wear, keeps glasses from fogging, and offers better communication, you could win up to $500k from the Mask Innovation Challenge hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

New Covid Pin From Katrinkles

Katrinkles is celebrating the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination with a new pin to show off your vaccination status. Available now through www.katrinkles.com, choose to receive this laser engraved wood pin for free or pay $8, all of which will be donated to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Stitch Away Stress With CYC

April is National Stress Awareness Month and Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is encouraging people to join the 85% of knitters and crocheters who experience reduced stress through their craft. Throughout the month, connect with stories from yarnists from around the US, make lemons into lemonade with free lemon-themed knit and crochet projects, and fill out the CYC Humans That Yarn Census.

Plan Your LYS Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17th when fiber enthusiasts celebrate Local Yarn Store Day. This day-long event aims to highlight the many benefits of yarn shops and support them through special sales and awareness. To celebrate, participating LYS shows will have an array of unique and exclusive items designs by vendors especially for LYS Day, as well as events, giveaways, sales, and more. Keep an eye on #lysday on Instagram to discover the patterns, kits, and exclusive products that you will be able to purchase during this event.

CAST ON: Summer Crush Shorties by Tracie Millar

There’s no need to retire socks in the Summer, especially when there are plenty of cute and practical “cropped” socks. New from Tracie Millar is Summer Crush Shorties, an ankle-height pair of socks that features a classic cable design on the front of the sock and a Dutch heel. Knit these socks with less than 250 yards of fingering weight yarn.