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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.)

 

 

 

How Does It Feel to Win SITM’s for a YEAR?!

Remember the contest we ran last year in August during our NYC nail art event?  We caught up with one of our lucky winners, Nicci Walker, who correctly guessed how many pairs of Sock It to Me’s were in the vase.  Of course we had to get the low-down on how it feels to receive 3 free pairs of Sock It to Me’s EACH MONTH (I guess dreams do come true)!

 

Nicci’s Lucky Number = 29!

 

1) Did you randomly guess how many socks were in the container or did you try to figure it out mathematically?   I just randomly guessed!

2) What are your favorite pair of Sock It to Me’s that you received during the year? I have to choose a favorite?!  ugh… I guess it’s a toss up between my owl ankle socks and my green KOI fish socks…
3) What was the greatest part about receiving 3 pairs of socks every month for a year?  It felt like Christmas every month! I loved that I go to pick out which socks that I got- and that it wasn’t a random selection.
4) Did you pick out all 36 socks for yourself, or did you share some of the sock love?  I did share the love though I kept most to myself.

5) Are you a bigger sock fan now or prior to the contest?  I don’t know that I could have been a bigger sock fan but I’m definitely an even bigger fan of Sock it to Me.  It was so generous of you to give me so many awesome socks- I just can’t stop singing your praises!

6) How often do you sport your Sock It to Me’s?  Probably two or three times a week at a minimum- in the winter and fall almost every day!

7) Craziest place you’ve worn your Sock It to Me’s?  I need to be more creative in my destinations- no where very crazy though I did wear my ninja socks to facilitate a contentious meeting at my old job 🙂

8) What styles do you hope Sock It to Me comes out with next?  I would love to see a pair or two with dogs on them!! 

 

Nicci Walker sporting her SITM’s (and her adorable puppy!)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The Sock It to Me “Behind the Scenes” Series: Take 4

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!).

 

Name: Tyson

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

 

 

The Sock It to Me “Behind the Scenes” Series: Take 3!

The star of this week’s “Behind the Scenes” series is our number-crunching, letter-writing, whiz kid on the keyboard – Amber!

 

 

Name: Amber

Position at SITM: Accounting and Computer Guru

Years at SITM: 4

Favorite pair of SITM socks: Purple Haze is my favorite of the month.

Tell us a bit about yourself in less than 120 words: Most people think I’m weird but that’s okay. I embrace it. I am a homebody and like to do crafts, play video games, and harass my dogs Charlie & Nala. I’m doing a late night water aerobics class right now and I think that’s neat. I love sending and receiving mail. I think it’s a dying art and there is nothing like receiving a handwritten letter from a friend far away.

What were you doing before you started working at Sock It to Me? Before I started working at SITM I ran my own online business that sold kawaii Japanese stationery products. Everything was very cute and a lot of the items were totally random. After running my store for nearly 7 years I wasn’t making enough to pay the bills and I got an awesome opportunity to work for Sock It to Me part time. That turned in to full time about a year later and after trying to juggle both I finally decided to close my internet doors in 2011. I have absolutely no regrets.  I picked the winning pony.

One food item you could not live without: Burritos. Wrap anything in a tortilla and it’s better.

Where are you going when the zombie apocalypse happens? I will be meeting up with Carrie at RiteAid. She told me that was where she was going years ago and I thought it was such a great plan I am stealing it.

What sock do you wish SITM had? I wish SITM had every combination of stripes in the universe. I wear striped socks most days and coordinate them with my outfit. I’ve found the pattern ones usually make me feel over the top unless the rest of my outfit is toned down… and well, that usually isn’t the case.