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.

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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!

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!!

 

 

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!

October Scarf-Bombing Wrap-up

Last night on October 24, 2017, the Wrap Up! Project ventured into Lancaster and Columbia to scarf-bomb.  It may have been a warm day, but the night was cool, and people were out and about.  It was a great time to have a scarf-bombing!

Cub Scout 58 from Willow Street came out and lent their time and talents to distributing scarves last night.  Thanks, guys!  You did a great job!  We always welcome groups and members of the community to come out and help.

Cub Scouts helping out!

Cub Scout Pack 58 members

All of our volunteers who came out last night did a great job!  Even the furry ones!  Thank you guys for your help.

Dog in a scarf!

Here are a few more photos of the scarf-bombing around Penn Square and Columbia Presbyterian Church.  Read more in Erin Negly’s great article today in LNP!

 

As for me, Jenn the Tech Gal, I was walking to work today and saw two people happily walking along with two of the scarves that were put out last night, tags fluttering in the breeze.  It felt so good to see that!  We are making a difference.  YOU are making a difference.  Keep up the good work!


Have you heard about our upcoming event at The Speckled Sheep on October 31, 2017?  WUP will be having a Sit and Stitch, and you are invited!  LNP will be there to cover the event, so we would love it if you’d come out!  Be sure to RSVP and let us know you are coming on our Facebook event page.

 

First Tagging Party of the Season!

WUP is going to be having the first tagging party of the season at Kegel’s Produce at 2851 Old Tree Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603 on September 30, 2016 from 7pm-9pm.

What is a tagging party?  Well, each item that WUP puts out gets a tag explaining why the item has been left our and and how to care for it.  Here’s an example of one of our tags below.

Scarf Bombing Tag Example

Due to the volume of items WUP gets, it’s very time consuming for one or two people to do, but, know the old saying “many hands make light work”?  Yup, we need your help!

Veggie and fruit trays will be provided as refreshments, but feel free to bring your own dish to share, as well.  Oh, and bring your current knitting and/or crochet projects in to work on for a sit and stitch, too!

Kegel’s would like us cleaned up and out of the building no later than 10pm, so that is all the later we should be in there working.  If you can stay to help clean up, it would be greatly appreciated.

For more information and to RSVP, please check out the event on Facebook.

In the Media

Did you see WUP in the news recently?  Erin Negley wrote a great article for LancasterOnline featuring WUP, which also ran in the Monday, September 12, 2016 edition of the LNP newspaper.

Angelia Reed was also interviewed by Sarah Veronis of Blue Ridge Cable News 11 yesterday about the upcoming season for WUP.