Shopping at Smiley's Yarn Sale and Secret Santa Gift Exchange

  • December 14, 2013 · 11:45 AM
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i know we all probably have waaaay to much yarn in our stashes but it is the season of gift giving so why not give yourself a little something?

Smileys is having their annual yarn sale at the Holiday Inn so I thought we all take a trip out to cruise the sale, and then go for a bite in the neighborhood?  We will also be doing our inaugural Secret Santa gift exchange/swap.  Anyone with any yarn, needle, or other craft item you want to give away, please bring it gift wrapped.  Only those who contribute will also get a gift in return.

Holiday Inn @ 440 West 57th Street between 9th and 10th Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. For more information check Smileys website at

http://www.smileysyarns.com/cgi-shopper/loadpage.cgi/smileysyarns/ezshopper?user_id=&file=manhattan_hotelsale.htm

Please double check your RSVPs since many of you responded before we scheduled it. We will shop for about an hour and then go sit down somewhere to do our gift giving and yarn fondling.

 

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  • knitnerd

    I went on Tuesday. Lots of sock yarn and lace weight mohair.

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Cyndoreen

    CASH ONLY SALE!!!! I'm retired so I went on Tuesday AND Wednesday. Trying to resist the urge to go again. Have fun!

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • S

    Sorry I won't be able to come.

    December 13, 2013

  • sandy

    Sorry I can't make it. I wish everyone a happy holiday season and a great new year. Happy knitting.

    December 12, 2013

  • Judy

    I can't go on Saturday. But if anyone wants to go on Friday, I'll be there around 4.

    December 12, 2013

  • Arlene

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it.

    December 12, 2013

  • Nina K.

    I will attend. I haven't been to the hotel sale for a couple of years. Should be fun!

    December 11, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hi - does this count as an rsvp? I hope to make it down from Poughkeepsie on Saturday.

    December 10, 2013

  • Anne

    Sorry guys. I am the official photog for Michael Sandy Claus of the Secret Sandy Claus Project and he is delivering toys that night. See you Dec 17th.

    December 8, 2013

  • corinna

    Let's see if I could go. Never been to the place

    November 18, 2013

  • Yona

    I will be going to the manhattan event on the Friday I hope tge bags are not too big

    November 17, 2013

    • sandybm

      Finally, this is the year I get to the Manhattan Smiley event. Yippee!

      November 18, 2013

  • Yona

    I have been to smileys too the train on a Friday it was so worth the trip I bought 13 projects of scarfs to make for the holidays it was such a great experience

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Yona

    Hi all

    November 17, 2013

  • sandybm

    I absolutely do not need more yarn. However, i cannot resist anymore. I would love to join you, but it has to be on Friday; I work on Saturdays.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The good thing about shopping together is if you don't want/need a whole bag, maybe someone in the group will split the bag with you.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Ji H.

    Let's make a event out of the Manhattan Smileys sale. The only problem is that they don't let you open the bags. The yarn is all sealed up

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Mariko

    Just got the email flyer for Smiley's Yarn sale coming up from Nov. 11-16.

    November 5, 2013

  • Patricia M.

    Would love to go

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a stash of yarn I would like to liquidate. I'm moving out, and don't knit as avidly as I used to. Does anyone know of a good way for me to do this?

    July 19, 2013

    • hope

      Hi can you email me. Maybe I can purchase it from you.

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend since its in my "back yard" sort of. Smiley's has been recommended to me but I have yet to visit the store. When date is decided I will let you know.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I went by myself on the 18th -- it wasn't clear to me if anyone else was definitely interested. Their regular prices are good but there won't be a "Yarn Riot" again until September.

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend. It would need to be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

    May 26, 2013

  • sandybm

    Sorry ladies, the Yarn Police have my name and photo. Hope to be out from under their scrutiny by the time they have the sale at the end of the year. have fun!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know where it is, been there many times -- the only problem I've ever had in getting there is the MTA and the crazy weekend construction. I usually take the E from Manhattan to Sutphin Blvd. It's an easy transfer to the J to Woodhaven Blvd.

    So there are 12 that have RSVP'd. Do we want to do this as a group on the 18th? the 25th?

    May 3, 2013

  • knitnerd

    The last sale before summer is usually a good one. J train to Woodhaven Blvd. leaves you right at the door.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has this meetup happened yet? Smiley's In-Store May sale is May 17 through May 25. Anyone interested in going on either of the Saturdays? i.e. 05/18 or 05/25??

    May 2, 2013

  • corinna

    Where I. The bronx? I'm near by north central hospital

    February 25, 2013

  • corinna

    i nevet been to the place.I 'm coming from the Bronx

    February 25, 2013

  • corinna

    I could go on a Saturday the 16 th

    February 25, 2013

  • Taima

    I would be down for whatever day falls on thw sat. I think its the 16th.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Sarah R.

      That's the best day for me too :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Sarah R.

    That sounds like a good set of dates for me!

    February 25, 2013

  • knitnerd

    The next sale is March 11-16.
    http://www.smileysyarns.com/store.htm

    February 25, 2013

  • Taima

    I would love to join. I havent been in a long time but its probably because I still trying to work through all the yarn I have purchased from there. Great deals.

    February 24, 2013

  • Michelle

    Smileys only sells discontinued yarn so be careful. Buy more than what you need because you will never be able to get it again.

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • jennifer-jo, Mete, FiFi & B.

      SO true... that's why I have so much yarn, I never buy less than 12 skeins of anything from them... and I'm heartbroken when I use it up...

      2 · February 11, 2013

  • jennifer-jo, Mete, FiFi & B.

    I love love love Smiley's... they are super nice in there and have great yarn. When they have their sales they are open all week until 5:30, and they are literally under the subway stop at Woodhaven, very easy to get there from the J/M trains. I'm going to resist joining in though... I'm well over stocked at the moment.

    February 11, 2013

  • Sarah R.

    I will be on a business trip this weekend coming up but 2/23 works for me too

    February 11, 2013

  • knitnerd

    They are open weekdays for the sale Feb.11-18.There is usually plenty of metered parking. I am going this week.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Judy

    I'be heard of this place. Do you know if there's parking? I could do 2/23 if it's early

    February 10, 2013

  • Ann P.

    THey're having a a big sale Feb. 11-18, closed Sunday.
    http://www.smileysyarns.com/store.htm
    And they're right by the J and Z subway.

    February 9, 2013

  • Sarah R.

    Thanks for the tip Michelle!

    February 9, 2013

  • Sarah R.

    It would have to be a Saturday they're only open Saturdays and Fridays from 10:30-5:30

    February 9, 2013

  • corinna

    if it is on a Saturday i would be down with it, I'm just now teac hiung myself how to knit

    February 9, 2013

  • Sarah R.

    I was thinking sometime in late February/March. Let me know what's good for whoever is interested and we'll set a date

    February 9, 2013

  • sandybm

    I agree with Indiana...it depends on the date.

    February 9, 2013

  • Indiana

    Depending on the final date, I am in!

    February 9, 2013

  • Ji H.

    Sarah, if you want to be event host, you can set a date and bring the group on this outing. Let me know and I can make you the host.

    1 · January 9, 2013

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