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Whew! It’s 2020, and time get back to scarf-bombing. Have you been busy getting scarves together?

First, the January scarf-bombing (1/8/20) is still ON for tonight in Binn’s Park, Lancaster, PA. Dress warmly. It will be cold. For more information and to let us know you are coming, please check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/637392073739371/

Next, we’ve all heard about those horrible wildfires in Australia. People have lots everything, and the unique wildlife Down Under is in danger, too! Crafty? Here’s a recent article in LNP about how you can help. Not crafty? Money is needed, too! You can donate this is rescue that is spearheading wildlife rescue efforts.

Lastly, as a note that we need to make, if you receive the WUP newsletter via e-mail, please note that the address at the bottom of the e-mail is NOT a drop off point, but rather a private residence. All of our drop off points are clearly outlined here.

We have a lot to do, both locally and globally!

SCARF SHORTAGE ALERT

Hello! Technician Jenn here bright and early on a Sunday morning. Just to fill you in, I recently had some MAJOR back surgery, and am laid up at home, but I can still type. To get to the point: The Wrap Up Project does not have enough scarves for a scarf-bombing in December.

Now, you may ask…..how do I know this? Angelia Reed, WUP founder and her daughter Kyra, WUP’s #1 scarf-bombing participant, came to visit me at home a few days ago. How sweet of them! We actually had a really good conversation and the company was lovely. Of course, WUP business came up, and Angelia had been going through bins in her storage unit, and there is a bin and a half of scarves and hats, not even enough to do a December scarf-bombing.

A bin and half. Yikes.

Now, granted, our drop off points haven’t been checked for this month yet, but still, this is a sobering reality. We really need to you to guys out there to start making scarves for WUP.

Knitters? Start knitting. Grab some bulky yarn and big needles. You know you can whip up a scarf in a few days binge watching something awesome. Crocheters? Same thing, grab a huge hook and you can knock out a scarf in even less time, while binge watching something equally awesome. Weavers? Yes, it takes you the longest, but get those looms warped, and fire up a sweet audio book. Don’t do any of those things? NO EXCUSE. If you have scissors and able to get some fleece fabric, start cutting while listening to your most excellent tunes. Here’s a no-sew fleece scarf tutorial.

The key? Everything needs to be handmade. No store-bought items, please. And, if you need to be reminded of WUP’s Scarf Sizing Requirements, here they are below. I’ll even throw in the hat sizing.

Scarf/Hat Requirements:
Items can be made using any craft the maker chooses.  They can be any color, fiber, style, or stitch pattern.

Here are the minimum size requirements for items:
Scarves – Scarves should be at least 3” wide, and at least 30” long.  They need to be long enough to comfortably fit around a person’s neck, and long enough to tie around something (a tree, post, pole, etc.).  Remember that scarves are versatile and can be used as a neck warmer, a head covering, or as a head rest/pillow.

Hats – Use the following guidelines:

  • Newborn: 14” circumference
  • 3-6 month old baby: 17” circumference
  • 6-12 month old baby: 18” circumference
  • 12 month – 3 years: 19” circumference
  • 3-10 years: 20” circumference
  • Pre-teens and teens: 21” circumference
  • Adult woman: 22.5” circumference
  • Adult man: 22.5-24” circumference

There you have it. It’s time to get to work. Let stuff that storage unit! Until, next time, this is Technician Jenn.

It’s 90 degrees. In October. Time for Scarves!

Ugh! Can you believe this weather?! I can’t. Summer won’t let go, and it’s 90 degrees outside. Still, it IS October, and that means we are gearing up for another scarf-bombing season….our sixth!

We hope that you have been making handmade scarves during the spring and summer to get ready. Be sure to take them to one of our drop off locations.

In preparation, there are few events we’d love to see you at. Be sure to respond if you are coming on the appropriate events’ Facebook page. Have you liked us on Facebook? You should!

  • October Tagging Party: Come on out to Kegel’s Produce and help us tag items to be put out for scarf-bombing!
  • October Scarf-Bombing: We’ll be at San Juan Bautista Preschool to put out scarves.
  • Sit and Stitch: We’ll be meeting in the center of Park City Mall to knit and crochet, chat, and watch the mall goers. You don’t have to craft to come. Just come on out to introduce yourself.

That’s what is going on for October. Fall needs to hurry up and get here!

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!

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.

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!!

 

 

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.

More November Events!

November is a busy months for all of us, but we want to tell you about more November events that are happening soon with WUP.  These events are our regular tagging party and scarf-bombing.  Mark them down on your calendar!

Tagging Party

Our regular tagging party will take place at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA, USA, November 27, 2017 at 7PM. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a snack to share.  Our tagging parties are a great way to meet other WUP participants!  Tagging is a BIG job, and many hands make light work.  RSVP to the tagging party here on Facebook.

Scarf-bombing

This month’s scarf-bombing will at the Lancaster Public Library on November 28, 2017 at 7PM.  (Personally, this is one of my favorite places to scarf-bomb. Lots of great spots to hang scarves and hats! –Media Guru Jenn)  Meet in front of the library.  After the library, it’s off to Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA.  Come for one, or come for both!  RSVP to this event on Facebook.

Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Sit and Stitch events!  Read about them here, and plan on joining us for those, too!

We hope to see you soon, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!