Vermont Country Store vs ThinkGeek
Tuesday December 06th 2011, 12:11 am
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

We were reading from newly-arrived catalogs at the table and giggling.

“Monkey sock wine covers, only 12.99 each. And if you buy two, you can wear them as socks afterwards!”

Him: “Star Wars Hans Solo frozen in carbonite done as a chocolate bar.”

And then he showed me the unicorn chopsticks: the horn is the stick part and the poor little horsey is tipped upside down while you get to eat; always spearing the food, never getting its own share. Oh, and can’t forget the Lil Vampire Pacifier: “If baby starts to sparkle, feed to werewolves immediately and make a new one.”

Spear the cod and foil the child.

(Those catalogs just go to show, you can foal some of the people some of the time, but you can’t foal all the people all the time…)

Hands down and hooves up, his pages totally trumped mine.

(Knitting: I frogged the bamboo/pearl yarn back to the ribbing, started again, frogged again, and finally gave up and kept it simple. Stockinette, straight up from the brim–amazing how much better behaved the yarn was for that. Zee hat, it ees done.)

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Had to take a peek: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE PIZZA CUTTER!!!! I WANTS! Must begin letter to Dear Santa…. BTW, hope you had a chance to listen to David Sedaris story about the Dutch Christmas. Today is St. Nicholas’ Day so I do believe the clogs should have been left out last night.

Comment by LynnM 12.06.11 @ 2:58 am

Hahahaha… Signals catalog? My BFF’s husband put me on their list, and I love it. I don’t think I’ve ever ordered from them, but…

Comment by Channon 12.06.11 @ 8:28 am

clearly not all yarn is good for all stitches!

today traditionally begins the Christmas season for us — the DH’s Dutch ancestry has given us the tradition of wood shoes in the hallway to be filled with chocolate and oranges — something we did when we had kids at home and now can pass on (the shoes that is) to Mr Cute!

Comment by Bev 12.06.11 @ 8:50 am

I had/have some really pretty yarn, very soft wool, with fairly long color changes so started a shawl, made a boo-boo that I could not fix, started to frog–HA! As it got to a point where it just would not go any further, I tossed it and am now making fingerless mitts with it–it is working very well. Not all yarn is good for lace.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 12.06.11 @ 9:12 am

“Spear the cod and foil the child.” That’s marvelous! I’ve received the Vermont Country Store catalog, but have not yet had a chance to get into it. But have you seen the latest flyer from Trader Joe?

Comment by Don Meyer 12.06.11 @ 12:12 pm

Perhaps you would enjoy a peek at It has all that fun kind of stuff….

Comment by Ruth 12.06.11 @ 11:16 pm

I love ThinkGeek, and have several t-shirts from them. We’re actually talking about getting my brother-in-law’s gift there this year.

Comment by Serena 12.07.11 @ 4:02 pm

ThinkGeek has it all. Branden could get lost in their catalog for hours looking at all the toys and geeky doo-dads.

Comment by Erica 12.08.11 @ 4:46 pm

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