“Wrap Up” of Season 2

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project finished Season 2 on April 8, 2016 with scarf bombings in both Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA and at the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA.  We had a great year!!!

Angelia Reed, our fearless and enterprising leader, and I, along her mother and daughter, scarf bombed those places.  Angelia broadcasted both bombings on Periscope as I filmed it.  We love it if you watch them on Katch here below.

https://katch.me/embed/v/079c5531-edd7-3a2a-98ea-9b99bb990ab7?sync=1

https://katch.me/embed/v/2792f8c3-811d-3e6e-b321-a2e398430961?sync=1

Erin Negley of LNP has a been a great cheerleader for the project, too.  She is a staff writer for our local newspaper, and wrote an awesome article detailing the second season.  I encourage you to read it, watch the videos, and there’s even a great pie chart of statistics.

Until next fall, come visit us the East Side Market in Musser Park in Lancaster, PA, starting Sunday, May 17, 2016.

Oh, and this is really important……there’s a store open for fundraising for the project. Like t-shirts and/or tote bags? We’ve got you covered.

So, here’s to looking forward to Season 3!

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Last Scarf Bombing of the Season!

It’s time for the last scarf bombing of the season with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project!  As you can see from the gaudy graphic at the top, we will be broadcasting the tonight’s scarf bombing live on Periscope (downloadable for iOS and Android).  Just follow the details, but we will have the night’s events available on Katch, too, through the same user.

We will be scarf bombing Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA.  It’s actually be pretty cold here in PA during the past few days, and we’re even supposed to get SNOW tomorrow.  It may be April, but people still need to be warm during this crazy weather.

I encourage you to hop into Periscope and see what we’re all about.

Wrap Up In the News

LancasterOnline has a great series of articles that were published yersterday’s paper about the The Wrap Up, Lancaster scarf-bombing that happened on Monday, November 30.  I unfortunately was not there, as I had a prior commitment and a back injury on top of that.  Erin Negley of LPN wrote up a great set of articles that were on the front page of Wednesday’s paper.

Now, as for the featured image at the top…..Angelia Reed, Wrap Up’s fearless leader any myself will be at the Lancaster East Side Market’s Holiday Arts Market promoting and raising money for The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.  People have graciously donated handmade items for us to sell.  All proceeds go to the project.  Plus, get some Christmas shopping done, too!

 

 

First Scarf Bombing of the Season!

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project had its first scarf bombings of the season, not only in Lancaster, PA, but also in Columbia, PA.  It was great!  Angelia Reed broadcasted both bombings over Periscope (with a little help from me), and if you are interested in seeing exactly what goes on during a scarf bombing, watch both the Lancaster and Columbia broadcasts below on Katch.

Lancaster Scarf Bombing Broadcast

Columbia Scarf Bombing Broadcast

We didn’t much of a response from people passing by in Lancaster this time, but at the Columbia Presbyterian Church, Pastor Dave came out and spoke to us.  He was quite pleased and excited we were there.  You can hear a little bit about what he has to say about the project and the church’s outreach.

Overall, I think there are some people in both places that were warmer either last night, or today.  Here’s to the next “bombing!”

Ah, and as a reminder, here are the important links:

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on Facebook

Donate on GoFundMe!

Make a Difference!

KnitPicks is doing a great charitable promotion right now along with Crafts Americana. Basically, craft something for a charity, upload you wearing said item for charity along with certain hashtags on Instagram (or e-mail the photo), and Crafts Americana will donate $1 to the United Nations Refugee Agency.  Neat, huh?  Make a different locally and globally!

Here’s the original post and instructions from KnitPicks.

We’ve all seen the heart-rending images from the Middle East and Europe as of late. We wish we could help, but the massive scale of suffering is so daunting. How does one even start?

But what if we joined together? What if we collectively pooled our crafting skills, time and money to help those in need – both locally and across the world? As crocheters and knitters, we are perfect for this mission, because the nature of our craft inherently lends itself to giving.

As for instructions, here they are:

  1. Knit or crochet an item for a local charity of your choice.
  2. Post a picture of your item with the hashtags #craft2giveback and #knitpicks and mention your local charity.
  3. For every photo, Crafts Americana will donate $1.00 to the United Nations Refugee Agency.*

Take note of the fine print for choosing your local charity.

Local Charities

Contact a local homeless shelter, church youth organization, hospital, nursing home or Salvation Army to find local charities in your area.

* Campaign runs 10/08/2015 – 11/30/2015. Crafts Americana will donate $1.00 for each photo, up to $5,000, to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Photo entries must contain the hashtag #craft2giveback to be counted. A local charity must be noted to be entered for the $500 prize. Multiple entries allowed, as long as each entry is a different project.

Of course, I linked my favorite knitting charity, The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project in my Instagram entry, that’s where these four scarves are going.  It’s quite fortuitous that I had them with me to deliver to Angelia after work today when she posted originally about this particular charity.
So, start crafting and get going!  Snap some photos!

Kickoff Party

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project has its kickoff party on Sunday, September 7, 2015 at The Arch in Lancaster, PA.  We had a nice time!  It turned in a good time of conversation, knitting and crocheting, and noshing.

I took two paper ream boxes full of scarves and and a few hats along to drop off.  I knit a total of 41 scarves and five hats.  Not bad for a summer’s worth of knitting.

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My co-worker Heather got me a lot of the yarn from yard sales, some of which was a TON of frogged Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.  That made knitting scarves pretty fast.  There’s a whole variety of patterns and yarn types in that big pile above.

See, the reason why I knit so many scarves is that if I didn’t know what to knit, I knit a scarf.  Since summer usually isn’t a big time to wear hand knit garments, always having something on my needles was easy since I wasn’t knitting sweaters.

For more information about The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project, go to the Facebook page, and we would love if you would donate some cash over on the GoFundMe page for the project.

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project

I know I would write about the The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on the previous version of this blog, but it’s important.

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project is a volunteer group that knits and scarf-bombs parks in Lancaster, PA.  We knit, crochet, and weave handmade scarves, and then tie or hang them in neighborhood parks around the city.  We received a great response last winter, and hope to expand to perhaps other communities around Lancaster County in the future.

I learned about this group though a news story in the local newspaper.  I then contacted Angelia Reed, the founder of the group, and got started.  Here is the group’s Facebook page for anyone interested.

How can you get involved?  First, come out to The Arch on September 6, 2015 in Lancaster, PA to learn more and get excited about the project.  Angelia also offers knitting classes at The Arch, too, if you want to learn.

Want to donate scarves?  Keep an eye out on the Facebook page above to find out where the drop off locations are.

Don’t knit, crochet or weave and still want to help?  We’d still love your financial support for supplies through the group’s GoFundMe page.

Take a look at one of our scarf-bombings from last year below.

Everyone deserves to be warm when the weather gets cold, and that’s why we do what we do with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.  We’d love your help and support.