View Full Version : Question about smileysyarns.com

03-18-2007, 07:13 PM
Has anyone bought from smileysyarns.com? Here is what I am planning to buy from them:

CerviniaCalzetteria Venice (908) $2.50each quantity 4 total$10.00

Filatura Lanarota Puno Camel $2.99each quantity 6 $17.94

Reynolds Lite-Lopi Copper Heather $2.50each quantity 4 $10.00

Lily Elite Cotton Spearmint $2.50each quantity 1 $2.50

Lily Elite Cotton Violet $2.50each quantity 1 $2.50

Cervinia Calzetteria Rome (906) $2.50each quantity 4 $10.00

total $52.94
shipping $12.95

This means that for 20 skeins of yarn I will be getting them for approx. $3.29 each (including shipping). Which is pretty cool. My main question is, the sock yarn is 162 yards each skein. I am getting 4 skeins, so 648 yards. I would assume this is more than enough for a pair of sock. Am I correct? Do you think I could get two pairs of socks for 648 yards?

03-18-2007, 07:17 PM
Absolutely! If you're making a medium foot size, than you can probably get two pairs. :thumbsup:

03-18-2007, 07:18 PM
woo hoo! Thanks Contiknitter, you're awsome!!!

03-18-2007, 08:12 PM
I've ordered from Smileys a while back and I remember that they took a bit longer than I'd like (of course more than 2 hours is longer than I'd like) but it wasn't so long that I wouldn't recommend them.

03-18-2007, 08:15 PM
Thank you, Letah.

03-18-2007, 09:15 PM
I just placed an order through them a few days ago. A woman in my knitting class shared her hauls so of course I had to go check 'em out! :happydance:

of troy
03-19-2007, 10:13 AM
i shop smiley's all the time (the brick and morter store)

the calzetteria yarn is a bit heavier than most sock yarns, and some colors feel less smooth (its a dye/finish thing that washes away with the first washing.

i have made socks with just 2 balls.. but sometimes i wish i had a bit more.. (i like 5 balls for 2 pairs) (i wear size 9/www shoes, so i do have big feet)

I would suggest a toe up for the first pair, so you can see how it works out.
on my blog, i have a link to sock album in photogallery,
Red Hot Mama's
Child's french sock (from Vintage knitting)
Turkish sock (slipper sock)
Sock for swap
were all made with Calzetteria..
(and others, i am sure that i just can't remember!)
and i still have a dozen or so more balls of the yarn. (in the store it sometimes goes on sale for $2!)

03-19-2007, 06:55 PM
I've purchased from them and I am very happy with their service. I just wish they did not have a minimum purchase requirement or I'd be ordering more often from them.

03-20-2007, 03:33 PM
I placed my order on March 15th and got it today (20th), so that's pretty good! I'm very happy with my yarns too. :happydance: