First Scarf-Bombing in Schuykill Haven, PA

Schuykill Haven, PA, USA is now a part of the Wrap Up Project family!  On Tuesday, October 17, 2018, a group of knitters, crocheters, and weavers set out to scarf-bomb Schuykill Haven with two baskets full of scarves, hats, and cowls, about 100 items created to keep a new area warm.

Lorraine Felker and her group of yarn crafters from the Walk In Art Center Knitters Group in Schuykill Haven made the connection to WUP through charter Lancaster member, Bethany Storms.  We are glad to have Lorraine and her enthusiastic group of yarn artists as a part of WUP.

WUP founder Angelia Reed, Media Guru Jenn Dixon, and Kyra, who has been at ALL of Lancaster’s scarf-bombings, made the trip up to Schuykill Have to lend support and help out.

Check out the photos here of the the event!

Oh, here’s the beginning of something great, as Schuykill Haven gets started with their scarf-bombing.

Keep and eye out here for updates on how Schuykill Haven is doing, and also follow WUP on Facebook for how the project is doing in Lancaster, too!  It’s shaping up to be an awesome season for both locations!

MD Sheep & Wool Festival Bus Trip

The Wrap Up! Project is pleased to announce a bus trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!  Join us Sunday, May 6, 2018 for a fun-filled day full of fiber arts goodness.

Proceeds from this trip will go to The Wrap Up! Project, to help find their 5th scarf-bombing season (Oct 2018 – Apr 2019). Ticket price includes the charter bus, driver tip, and admission to the Sheep & Wool Festival.

Tickets….Early Bird Pricing is $35 until April 2, 2018.  After that, the price goes up to $40.  Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information, and to get your ticket and spot on the bus!

We hope you will join us!

You’re in Luck! Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming events for the Wrap Up! Project, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  Get you date books out and make some plans.

March

  • March 13, 2018:  Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep.  5pm-7pm.
  • March 14, 2018:  Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep.  10am-Noon  RSVP on Facebook!
  • March 20, 2018:  Tagging Party at Kegel’s Produce.  7pm.
  • March 21, 2018:  Scarf-bombing in Lancaster at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster.   Columbia Presbyterian to follow.  7pm.

April

  • April 10, 2018:  Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep.  5pm-7pm.

As always, keep at look out on the WUP Facebook page to keep up to date on other happenings, photos from events, and other fiber arts related fun.

Don’t forget!  There are a few ways you can support WUP.  First, you can use this link to donate directly to the us through PayPal.  Second, we’ve got a great pattern on Ravelry by our founder Angelia Reed.  You can purchase it, and the proceeds go to support WUP.

That’s about it for now!  Hope your St. Patrick’s Day is full of luck, yarn, and fun.  We hope to see you at one or more of our events.

It’s Our Birthday!

Yup, it’s our birthday here at The Wrap Up! Project, and we are celebrating our third birthday/fourth season since founder Angelia Reed posted on Facebook about how she’d like to start scarf-bombing.

In a post on Facebook earlier today, Angelia had this to say about this momentous occasion:

I didn’t know back then that Wrap Up would become what it is today. It is way bigger (& more wonderful) than I imagined.

Special thanks to Amy Antonucci for sharing my post. Amy is not a knitter or crocheter. She just thought the idea was a good one & knew that she has friends who knit and/or crochet.

Special thanks, too, to Bethany Storms. Bethany is a crocheter. She saw Amy’s post and hopped right on board. She made the first three or four Wrap Up scarves. She also braved the cold to meet me in Binn’s Park one snowy night to put the scarves out.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to grow this project. We now leave over 700 items in Lancaster & Columbia each month!

Go treat yourself to some new yarn, hug your pet, have some cake, or do something positive that makes you happy to celebrate!

Rescheduled Evening Sit and Stitch

Due to weather conditions yesterday, the evening Sit and Stitch that was originally supposed to happen last night has been rescheduled for January 30, 2018, 5pm-7pm.  Please RSVP on Facebook to let us know if you’ll be there!

Cold Outside

Good grief, it’s cold outside.  My dog loves it, but many people don’t.  I’m one of them.  I tend to wrap myself up in handmade knits and bundle up, as my dog sniff and frolics outside.

It’s also a stark reminder that many people in the Lancaster area don’t have a warm place to go.  Thankfully, many churches and civic centers open their doors during the cold weather and offer a warm place to sleep.  It’s also a time when we need to be reminded that our work here at The Wrap, Project! IS important.  By providing warm scarves and hats for anyone exposed to the elements, we are doing a small part in keeping Lancaster County warm.

That being said, let’s get down to business, and that is a reminder of January events.  Here’s what’s happening!  Click on the links to be taken to each events’s Facebook events page so you can RSVP and let us know you’ll be in attendance.

EVENTS

January 9, 2018: AM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 10am.

January 16, 2018: PM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 5pm.

January 22, 2018: Tagging Party at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA. 7pm.

January 23, 2018: Scarf-Bombing in Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA. 7pm,

We hope to see you at any of these events!  Keep on crafting, and stay warm!

December Events

The holidays are a busy time, but don’t forget about WUP!  Here are our December events we’d love to see you at.

Evening Sit and Stitch, December 12, 2017

Morning Sit and Stitch, December 13, 2017

December Tagging Party, Kegel’s Produce, December 18, 2017

December Scarf-bombing at Binn’s Park in Lancaster, PA, December 19, 2017

 

Click on each event link to for more information and to register.  Keep on creating and havea great holiday season!!