“A must for yarn afficianados!! ”
Smiley's...just outside of the Woodhaven stop on the J train, is a treat for those who love to knit, crochet and "yarn project." Subtle and quiet,...
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Smiley's...just outside of the Woodhaven stop on the J train, is a treat for those who love to knit, crochet and "yarn project." Subtle and quiet, it's a fun atmosphere to go and explore. I went for a sale they were having and walked out with about twice what I'd intended to spend! They have a lot of yarns in a ton of colors. There are many imports that would retail at twice (or more!) the figure and they have an upcoming Manhattan sale that I'm drooling over (See the flier for the sale on their website).
When you walk in--you pick up a laundry basket. People buy in bulk here and they expect that. I wasn't pestered while I browsed through the rows of wools, touching everything and trying to imagine projects.
This isn't a hi-tech operation. They don't take credit cards at the store, so stop by the bank first. My huge order went in a Glad trash bag. But I can't imagine paying "retail prices" on imports like this and online auctions don't have the touch/feel option.
They have an online store I haven't utilized but I've heard GREAT things about--and if you know a yarn you like, isn't a bad idea. You have to purchase a minimum of $30 (not hard!) and it's $10 for shipping. Still, easily a savings...
Anyone coming with to the Manhattan sale?
A business that looks like it’s been around for yrs. They had a nice selection of yarns for a cheap price. It was great that it was near a subway...
A business that looks like it’s been around for yrs. They had a nice selection of yarns for a cheap price. It was great that it was near a subway stop but the neighborhood was not. The store is underneath the J train at Woodhaven Blvd stop. The yarn on sale was not as great of a selection as the ones that were regular price however it was still cheaper than most places. They have a sale once a month for a week during the winter. However now that Michael’s opened up in Queens, I have gone there instead to get yarn since location wise it’s a lot more convenient to get the R or V train.