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!

Black Friday Events Special!

Well, Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is upon us, and we here at WUP hope you got some great deals today!  In light of this day, we want to have a Black Friday Events Special, or just really let you know what’s coming up with WUP in the next few weeks as we all prepare for the holidays.

November Tagging Party

Our regular monthly tagging party will take place on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster at 7PM.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you’re coming. You can get directions to Kegel’s Produce there, too.

November Scarf-Bombing

This month’s scarf-bombing will be taking place at the Lancaster Public Library at 7PM on November 28, 2017.  We will then be heading to the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA, USA afterwards.  Come for either one, or come for both, but please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you are coming.

Ewebiquitous

Ewebiquitious is a knitting shop in Lititz, PA, USA, and is doing a great project to collect scarves and other handmade cold weather items for WUP.  They are encouraging people to bring in their items to decorate their Christmas tree.  All items will them be donated to WUP.  Here’s more from their Facebook page:

Ewebiquitous is partnering with local charity The Wrap Up, Project this season and we need you and your skills (any skill level is welcome)!

Instead of ornaments and tinsel, we’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with your handmade donations of hats and scarves. Every single item will go directly to The Wrap Up organization to help warm a local person in need through the winter.

We will be accepting the donations between November 18th and Christmas–start now so we can fill our tree with warmth (and create a beautiful window display)!

Head on over to their Facebook page so you can learn more and get started in getting that tree covered in scarves!

We hope your Black Friday shopping has been productive.  We also hope you are doing well on your holiday crafting!  Best wishing, and keep and eye out here, on Facebook, and on our mailing list for updates.

3 Great Things to be Thankful for

There are 3 great things to be thankful for that we here at WUP want to tell you about.  It’s getting colder outside, and we are moving things into high gear to prepare for upcoming scarf-bombings.  Here’s what’s happening.

Number 1.

Early birds, we are having another morning Sit and Stitch at the Speckled Sheep on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10am.  Bring a current project, or start a new one!  RSVP here.

Number 2.

Night owls, your turn!  Come on out to the evening Sit and Stitch at the Speckled Sheep on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5pm.  Again, bring a project, or being anew!  RSVP here.

Number 3.

Lastly, and this one is awesome.  Ewebiquitous, a local yarn store located in Lititz, PA, USA is hosting a wonderful drop off for WUP.  Taken from their Facebook page:

 

Ewebiquitous is partnering with local charity The Wrap Up, Project this season and we need you and your skills (any skill level is welcome)!

Instead of ornaments and tinsel, we’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with your handmade donations of hats and scarves. Every single item will go directly to The Wrap Up organization to help warm a local person in need through the winter.

We will be accepting the donations between November 18th and Christmas–start now so we can fill our tree with warmth (and create a beautiful window display)!

How cool is that?!  We love getting the support of to two of our awesome local yarn stores.  Thank you both!  And thanks to all of your for your support, too!  We are thankful for all of you!

ICYMI: January’s Scarf-Bombing

Hi!  Jenn here, your friendly WUP media person.

I want to apologize for not being more on top of things here, but I have a good excuse:  I’ve been sick.

I’m not still feeling great, but at least I’m able to update about the most recent scarf-bombing this past January 2017, right?  We were at the YWCA in Lancaster, PA, USA, as well as our usual stop at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA, USA.

One awesome thing about this past scarf-bombing?  WUP was joined by a couple of helpful students from Reidenbaugh Elementary in our efforts. Here they are pictured below.

Student from Reidenbaugh Elementary.

Thanks for your help, ladies!  They are members of their school’s knitting club, and contributed to what WUP put out that night, too.  Read more about their efforts here, and support them!

I’ll leave you with a few more photos from the evening.  Be sure to check out the WUP Facebook page to see more videos of the event and to keep up to date on what we’re doing, too!

Photos from Jan. 31, 2017 WUP Scarf-bombingimg_0242img_0246img_0248

As for me, I promise, I’ll get better soon, and I’m sure many of you out there are going through the same thing with winter illnesses.  Be well!

 

Crochet Patterns for Scarf-spiration

Ok, we’ve covered three knitting patterns that would be great for The Wrap Up, Lancaster! Project, but I know A LOT of you out there crochet.  If you are stuck in a crochet rut this summer, and need some “scarf-spiration,” here are three great patterns for you.

Three Great Crochet Scarf Patterns

Slip Slope Scarf Pattern:  Vashti Braha created this clever crochet scarf using short rows.  It’s adorable, and would be great for any crocheter looking to learn a new technique.  It’s free on Ravelry!

Slip Slope Scarf: Crochet Short Rows Can Be Fun!

Twisted Crochet Neckwarmer:  This crocheted infinity scarf was made by accident by its creator, Anneka Weise over at Crochet in Paternoster.  She includes detailed instructions and diagrams in her blog post about her creation.  Hop on over there, again, it’s free!

Scarf with Pockets: Why not crochet a scarf that can keep both your neck AND hands warm?  I like this clever scarf over on Ravelry by Justine Vo.  Again, this would be a great pattern for beginner and veteran crocheters alike!  It’s a free pattern, too!

So, crocheters, got some ideas?  Want to share some here in the comments with us?  We’d love to hear from you!

Next up, weavers, I know there are a few of you out there who donate scarves to WUL!  I will be sharing a few scarf-spirational patterns for you next!

Oh, and for everyone, we’ve got a Pinterest board with a lot more great ideas.  Take a look and we’d love for your to follow it!

Oh, and hey! Don’t forget about The Big WUL Giveaway: Take 2!

The Big WUL Giveaway:  Take 2 ends at MIDNIGHT JULY 8, 2016!!!!  You only need to comment to enter!  There are two other ways to get additional entries, as well.

 

The Big WUL Giveaway: Prizes!

The prizes are rolling in for the The Big WUL Giveaway!  Here they are, along with the donors.

Prize #1:

karaoke yarn (South West Trading Company) 50% soy silk, 50% wool - 50gram/skein. Donated by Flying Fibers, Landisville, PA.

Karaoke Yarn (South West Trading Company) 50% soy silk, 50% wool – 50gram/skein. Donated by Flying Fibers, Landisville, PA.

Prize #2:

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Cotton Supreme Yarn (Universal Yarn Inc) 100% cotton – 180yd/hank.
Donated by Flying Fibers, Landisville, PA

Prize #3:

Beauty Basket by My Beauty in a Bottle - locally made anti-aging skin care products
Beauty Basket by My Beauty in a Bottle – Made right here in Lancaster, PA!

Prize #4:

 60 minute Therapeutic Massage by SuperNatural Well Being, LLC

Prize #5:

Reiki Session by SuperNatural Well Being, LLC.

Prize #6

A $25 gift certificate to Citronnelle Restaurant (Lancaster). If you've never been there, you should go - their food is amazing!
$25 gift certificate to Citronnelle Restaurant (Lancaster, PA).

Prize#7:

Wrap Up, Lancaster Logo
Wrap Up, Lancaster! totes and t-shirts!