Washcloth KAL/CAL: Week 3

It’s week 3 of the Washcloth KAL/CAL!  How are yours coming along?

I finished the washcloth above at the end of last week, and am weaving in the ends on another.  The washcloth featured here is actually being put to good use today.  I’m using it as a warm compress on my left eye.  I think I have pink eye.  Bleh.

The warm water on the cloth on my eye feels good, and is much better than using a paper towel which would be my next option if I didn’t have the washcloth.  I’m glad I do.

How are yours coming along?  Anyone out there knitting along with me?  I would love to see your work.  Let me know in the comments, or put post on the Facebook page.

Let’s move on to something else for the time being.

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The Big WUL Giveaway!

Recently, The Wrap, UP Lancaster! Project started a blog over at wrapuplancaster.org!  To celebrate and to raise some funds, we are having a fundraiser/giveaway.  Get all the cool details here on how to enter!

And….see our fabulous prizes you could win here and here!  Some of them are good only for the local Lancaster, PA area, but there are some great things that could be shipped just about anywhere, like yarn, t-shirts, and tote bags.  Enter!

Also, WUL founder, Angelia Reed, is being honored as the Emerald Foundation’s Hometown Hero tonight at this evening’s Lancaster Barnstormers game.  She is throwing out the first pitch!  Go, Angelia!

Check back here early next week for the details on how WUL’s big night at the ballgame went.  Woo hoo!  Go, ‘Stormers!

 

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World Wide Knit In Public Day 2016

Tomorrow, June 18, is World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP Day)!  Check your local yarn stores, or this website to see if there are WWKIP Day events near you.

I will be knitting in public tomorrow, but I’m not going to tell you where just yet. It’s cool place, I will tell you that much.

I’d love to hear about where you are going to be knitting for WWKIP Day.  Let me know in the comments or tell me about it over on Facebook.

Want to do some good for WWKIP Day?

Head on over to The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project site and see how you can help us out and win some cool stuff for yourself in the process in The Big WUL Giveaway!  We could use a hand in renting storage and office spaces.  Your generosity would be appreciated!

 

Washcloth KAL/CAL: Week 2

I got one washcloth done for week two of the Washcloth KAL/CAL.  I am working on another one during my work breaks.  Washcloths are turning out to be a nice, steady project that I can get a lot done in a few minutes, and therefore are perfect for quick knitting!

I donated this particular cloth, along with the others I’ve made so far, to The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project‘s Things to Sell Bin that is taken to different craft shows, such as the past one at the Millersville Community Church’s Family Fun Day this past Saturday on June 11, 2016.

Unfortunately, we didn’t sell anything, but we got the word out, and some volunteers!  Spreading the world about WUL is important, too.  Below is a shot of our lovely tables at the event.

WUL Tables at Millersville Community Church's Family Fun Day on June 11, 2016.

Speaking of WUL…..

We now have a shiny new blog over at https://wrapuplancaster.org!  There’s not much on it, but we’re working on getting more content up every day.

Besides that, we have now have a mailing list, where you can sign up to be informed about events, where the scarf bombings will be, and other non-spammy information.  Even if you aren’t in the area, I encourage you to sign up!

And, lastly, and probably the most important item, is we need funds.  We are in desperate need of storage space and an office.  Please head over to the GoFundMe page to donate!

So, that’s the news your can use for today in my knitting world. I’d love to hear about how your washcloths are coming along!

WUL Needs Your Help!

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project (WUL) needs some help.  We need handmade scarves, extra hands at the scarf-bombing themselves, and funds to bring it all together.  That’s why I need to bring your attention to WUL’s GoFundMe page.

What can I do to help?

Right now, money would be a boon.  You know all those tags we put on each item that tells the finder that it’s free?  Those cost about $200.00 a season to make.  A little extra money in the GoFundMe account would be a fantastic way to cover this expense, and would be an excellent way to help out if you love the idea of what we do and want to help out.  Monetary donations are a great way to help if you don’t know how to knit or crochet, too.

Anything you could give would be appreciated:  your abilities, your time, and your monetary support.

 The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on GoFundMe

“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.

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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!

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.