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!

Our Wish List

Thank you all again for a fantastic season of The Wrap Up Project!! Please keep making handmade scarves and other cold weather items over the warmer month, and be sure to take them to our drop off locations.

With that being said, we here at WUP have a wish list. Here’s a word from WUP’s fearless leader, Angelia Reed about what is needed.

This time of year, I like to go through our storage unit and organize it, so that we have room for incoming donations. We’ve grown every season, which means we have more donations (& less space in storage).

Last year, I started thinking about adding shelves to the unit so that we’d be able to use more of the space. This year, I have found what I think will be the perfect shelving unit for us.

If you’re interested in helping, see below for our current wish list. The items can be dropped off at one of our drop off locations, or you can message on Facebook us to make other arrangements.

All of these items are available at Lowe’s.
• Commander XL 17 gallon storage tote (quantity: 20)
• Commander Heavy Duty Shelving Unit (47.75”L x 20”W x 72”H) – 200lb load capacity per shelf (quantity: 2)

Angelia Reed via WUP’s Facebook page

Please considering donating one of these very much needed items. Send this post to your friends and family. We’d love your support!!

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.