Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sock Sale | UPDATE

This is a reminder for everyone in Vermont that doesn't hunt and likes socks. When all of the macho guys in the area head into the woods this weekend looking for a good buck to mount, me and 10,000 women head over to Northfield for the annual sock sale at Cabot Hosiery.

I posted about this last year so I'll just lay out the facts.

Why: cheap high quality socks
Where: Cabot Hosiery's factory in Northfield along Route 12
When: November 11 & 12, 18 & 19 from 8:30-4:30
Phone: 802-485-6066

At the same time, there is also a t-shirt/sweatshirt sale down the road at Norwich University and a fleece sale at Black Diamond Fleece on Gallison Hill Rd. in Montpelier.

To give you an idea of how big of a deal this is around here, my sister and her partner are driving up from Portland, ME just for the sales.

UPDATE: We hit all three sales today and the crowds were insane. We've been going to these things for a few years and we've never seen crowds this big. Every place had a long line. However, the worst was the sock sale with an hour and a half wait to check out. It's definitely better to hit these sales during the second weekend after the crowds have shrunk.

That's the crowd at the sock sale. You can see the line snaking through between the tables of socks. There wasn't a chance in hell I was going to wait on that line. However, my sister's partner was willing to wait for everyone. So, the rest of us went to the t-shirt sale down the road while she waited. I guess everyone in line was pretty cool because, afterwards, she said she had never seen so many patient people in one place.

That's the scene at the t-shirt/sweatshirt sale. I always forget that Cow & Lizard, the folks who make children's clothes, have a sale in the corner of the t-shirt sale. I like their stuff but it's crazy expensive for kids clothes. So, its nice to pick up a few of their shirts and pants for $5 a pop at the sale.


casey said...

The things I don't know about Vermont. The things don't wanna know about Vermont. I guess the super sock sale falls in between.

But you'll likely have the last laugh when your tootsies are toasty and mine are shivering.

Flatlander said...

It's a classic VT experience.

It ties into the oddity of taking your shoes off everytime you enter someone's house in VT. Suddenly, your socks become a fashion statement.

kingdomforavoice said...

I figured out what all the shooting was last weekend Kids Hunting weekend. You would be amazed at the number of female middle school girls from Chelsea that bagged a deer last weekend. I happened to everhear a conversation about it in the lunch room this week, apparently they out hunted the boys in their classes. I'm scared.

stillsings said...

Crud - I missed last weekend - guess I'll have to hit them this weekend! Has become an annual event and everyone on the Christmas list looks forward to socks...go figure (maybe they're just being nice!) said...

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