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June 7: Pedalpalooza Event at SITM HQ!

Sock It To Me Pedalpalooza Event PortlandIt’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!

Sock It to Me “Behind the Scenes” Series: Grand Finale!

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.)

 

 

 

The Sock It to Me “Behind the Scene” Series: Take 5

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!

 

Name: Alicia

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.