It’s That Time Again!!

So. How was your summer? Did you get get to make any scarves? (I had to ask!)

Really, it is that time again! It’s time for the first scarf-bombing of the season with the Wrap Up! Project. It will take place Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA. Then, it’s off to the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA to scarf-bomb there, too.

If you plan on joining us, hop on over to the Facebook event page and let us know you are coming! Please be mindful of social distancing and it probably would still be a good idea to wear a mask, too, even though this is an outdoor event.

It’s good to be back, and here’s to another season of scarf-bombing and keeping Lancaster County warm.

February Scarf-Bomb

FYI: This event has been canceled due to a few reasons. Keep an eye out for a new post update!

On February 15, 2021, The Wrap Up! Project will have a scarf-bombing, and it will be at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA. The meeting point for everyone will be at the funky fountain on the opposite side of the street from the Lancaster Marriott hotel. We will meet there at 7pm.

Penn Square Fountain

Following the scarf-bombing in Lancaster, we will proceed to Columbia, PA to the Columbia Presbyterian Church on Locust Street, approximately around 8pm.

As usual, we ask that everyone wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Let’s do good while taking healthy measures!

We also would like to thank the Emerald Advisors, LLC for sponsoring this month’s scarf-bombing. We appreciate your support!

December Scarf Bombing

Christmas is coming up soon, but first there The Wrap Up! Project will have its December scarf bombing on December 16, 2020 at Musser Park in Lancaster, PA at 7PM. We will then convene at the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA following Musser Park to scarf bomb there.

We will meet at Musser Park at the Lime and Chestnut Sts. entrance. There is metered parking there, if needed. The Columbia Presbyterian Church is located at 4th and Locust Sts. In Columbia, PA. Street parking is available there, too.

Again, we ask that everyone wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Let’s stay healthy for the holiday season!

P.S.: We still have plenty of yarn for making scarves. Please contact us if you are interested!

October 19th Scarf Bombing

The SEVENTH, yes SEVENTH season on The Wrap Up Project officially kicks off on Monday, October 19th at 7pm at the Lancaster Free Public Library on Duke Street in Lancaster. (It’s right across from City Hall.) Afterwards, roughly around 8pm, we will head on to the Columbia Presbyterian Church to scarf bomb there.

As per CDC guidelines, we request that every wears a mask and practices social distancing. Let’s all stay healthy!

We look forward to seeing you on October 19th, and to another successful WUP season!

Yarn Available for WUP Scarves

Another season (the 7th!) of The Wrap UP! Project is almost upon us! We trust that you have been making scarves to donate and getting ready to scarf bomb. Despite the current state of affairs, we are looking forward to a great season!

On October 5, 2020, Angelia Reed will be at the old AC Moore parking lot at 6pm to distribute yarn for WUP scarves. She has quite a lot and is looking to give out to eager knitters, crocheters, and weavers to make items.

The old AC Moore parking lot is conveniently located right off Route 222, and right in between Route 272 and 501. Stop on by!

As per CDC guidelines, please wear a mask and keep social distancing in mind. We want a healthy season of WUP!

News Bits

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!