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It’s that time of year again, Portland-area sockies – PEDALPALOOZA!
For the past 5 years, we’ve teamed up with Sock Dreams to help host an event during Pedalpalooza called the Hott Sock Ride. Sock Dreams will host part of the ride on Saturday, June 7 with some refreshments and fun, then will lead the bikers to our Sock It To Me headquarters for more fun times (and the chance to win some funky socks)!
Below are all the details you’ll need to participate this year in the Hott Sock Ride:
Where to Meet to Start: SE Salmon St + Eastbank Esplanade Take Trimet
When: Saturday, June 7 at 5:00pm
What Should You Do: Deck your calves, throw on those over-the-knees, or bare your ankles if you dare and join the sockies for a ride with great fashion and festivities thanks to local bike-loving retailers. Bring sock-funds for sock-fun (keep your legs warm on the WNBR!), pack a lock + lights, and join us at Vera (statue) at 5ish, leave at 5:15. We’ll revel with the fine crew of Sock Dreams in Sellwood, take our kicks over to Sock It To Me, and have other ped(al)-based fun along the way. See you at Vera! (Easy pace, loop-ish, mostly flat, SE to Sellwood.)
Come hang out with us & have a great time this Saturday!
And for our grand finale of the “Behind the Scenes” series, a lady who really doesn’t need any introduction, the whole reason any of us are even here now – Carrie!
Name: Care- easy aka Carrie
Position at SITM: El Presidente and founder
Years at SITM: 7 ½ years! From day one.
Favorite pair of SITM socks: hmmmm Byrce T. I like our stripes, they fit and feel the best.
Tell us a bit about yourself in less than 120 words: I like food, exploring, adventure, thinking outside the box, new experiences, color, creating, being conscious of what I put in my body, exercise, animals, kids, and old people!
What were you doing before you started working at Sock It to me? Looking for a “real job” while piecing together part-time and temporary jobs. Last part -time job was cleaning houses for local company Domestica. I learned how to be an efficient cleaner, which is good, but it wasn’t my calling.
One food item you could not live without: Only one?? 1st) Creamy mac and cheese 2) Sausage and pepper pizza from Apizza Scholls in Portland 3)Chocolate soufflé.
Where are you going when the zombie apocalypse happens? Bi-Mart, duh! Its this store in the Pacific Northwest that sells hunting/camping gear, guns and ammo, food, clothes, prescriptions drugs AND has no windows. All doors have roll down metal covers, at least the one by my house does.
What sock do you wish SITM had? A long, versatile, cable knit, over the knee. (Working on this style now and we’re pretty close.)
We’re proud to announce our NEWEST team member (officially anyway) – Alicia! You have Alicia to thank for many of your most beloved Sock It to Me styles, and now that we have our hands on her full time, expect great things!
Position at SITM: Senior Designer
Years at SITM: “officially” working here 1 month, unofficially 1.5 years
Favorite pair of SITM socks: Tighty whities
Tell us a bit about yourself in less than 120 words: Eccentric yet peppy and a snazzy dresser.
What were you doing before you started working at Sock It to me? Living the dream as a fashion designer for the past 8 years and worked in LA and NYC before moving to the Columbia River Gorge 2 years ago! I own Pepstyle Designs and freelanced for Sock it to Me before coming in full time. I also love to teach and inspire those around me so I teach Apparel and Accessory Design at the Art Institute of Portland.
One food item you could not live without: Bacon + blue cheese burgers
Where are you going when the zombie apocalypse happens? I live in Hood River so I think the zombies won’t want to drive the 84.
What sock do you wish SITM had? The “everything” sock…. one part rainbow, one part baby kittens, next adding Dracula and a dash of yeti. Definitely they would be scratch and sniff too.
Introducing one of the newest members to our amazing team – Tyson! So far, Tyson’s proven to be an invaluable asset to our possé (hence his uber-important job titles!).
Position at SITM : Vice President in charge of Top Secret Warehouse Operations and Head Researcher for the Department of Animal Doodles
Years at SITM : Working on my First
Favorite pair of SITM socks : Multi Color Man Bolt
Tell us a bit about yourself in less than 120 words:
Kick it in the Recording Studio.
Have a 48 Hour Simpsons Marathon WITH audio commentaries.
Hang on the beach scouting UFO’s, waxing parapsychology, and wondering about the legitimacy of an Inter Dimensional Bigfoot theory.
Sometimes I do all those things at once.
What were you doing before you started working at Sock It to Me? Odd Jobbing, Road Tripping.
Did 5,000 + miles from KY to OR with my fiance’ and puppy dog. We hit Roswell, The Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, The Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, and more.. ..but basically this is just a fancy way to say we were living in a van. : )
One food item you could not live without : MEAT!
Where are you going when the zombie apocalypse happens? You know, I’m not sure where I’ll be holding up – but wherever it is, I’m considering digging a moat….. and filling it with lava.
What sock do you with Sock It to Me had? Sasquatch DJ