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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.

 

 

Stocking Stuffers – N – Sneak Peaks

SITM.Xmas.CardIIClearly, the memo is out. But in case you haven’t heard: Socks make good stocking stuffers. We can’t keep them on our shelves! Maybe it’s because we are offering Free Gift Wrapping until Dec. 24th. Or because we made some silly pun about “Merry Sockmas” (doubt it) on Facebook. Or maybe it’s because they’re cute and cozy and don’t break the bank! At any rate, we’re happy you like them. We happen to have a few on our Wish List, as well…

 

SITM.rimmed.glassesBut get this. We have even more new styles around the bend. And we even have a Sneak Peak for you, so you can oogle and adore (and add to your own Wish List). One: the black rimmed glasses. Part oddball and dorky, part cool kid, we love this print. And then there’s the T-bone steak. Now, what Mountain Man wouldn’t love a pair of socks showing an all-over print of their favorite slab of meat? (Personally, I think this is gross. But we have to cater to the masses, you know?)

 

And remember our sock contest? Well, we’ve already produced the winning sock design (3-D glasses), but we’re about to produce the Second and Third Place designs, too. You may remember our interactive Facebook contest, and how the top two (pictured below) were neck-and-neck all the way. So we thought the best idea was for both to win! After all, we would wear ’em both in a heartbeat. We’ll have them made up and online super soon, so check back! 

ManateesspeakinglovecrosswordsockOk, well that’s all for now. Thanks for staying in touch, and keeping up on all the news! We heart you and wish you a most joyful holiday season! xo

 

Meet the Sock it to Me crew!!

Ever wonder who puts those socks neatly in those little packages you receive?  Or who you talked to on the phone when you called in?  Its little ole us!  See what kinds of things we like to do outside of socks, as well as stuff we like about socks.

Carrie:

Tell us your life story in haiku form:

Little kid Midwest
Later roamed around all over
Now checking it out

Pets:

One kind of mean, but cute baby tiger errr… cat (Rocco)

#1 Food item:

Kraft Mac and Cheese from the box. I usually eat it once a week.

Pick One: Ninja/ Pirate / Cowboy

Ninja, duh! They are like totally the best.

Super power:

Raw celery radar! No me gusta celery, it has a really strong flavor, so I can pick it out in even the smallest amounts. So don’t you try slipping any diced celery into my chicken salad, I’ll catch you!

Cheese of choice:

For nachos and grilled cheese sandwiches, American is the way to go. I’m telling you….it melts so much better than the rest. (Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve bought and consumed at least one loaf of Velvetta this year.) For munching down on just some regular cheese I like extra sharp cheddar, smoked gouda, muenster, and mozzarella string cheese sticks are a couple of my favs. I’m not a fan of the stinky, moldy stuff.

Weeks ambition:

Make some progress on the art space in the garage, get some sun, hang out with cute boy.

Carrie

Favorite Sock:

Hmmmm, I really like the simple 2 color stripped socks we carry for everyday wear, argyles look great w/a skirt for a classy look, and my current favorite pattered sock is our Dear Deer. He’s such a cute little guy.

What kind of tree are you:

The big old kind with really thick and textured bark that only big old trees can have.

# of socks in your sock drawer:

Uhhh, you mean sock drawers plural?? Well, I don’t have an actually count but I’d guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-250 pair that are actually in use.

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Amber:

Tell us your life story in haiku form:

Kona. Oregon.

New York City was neat. But

Portland is home.

Pets:

Nibbler Cupcake Monster Kaipaka-McMannis the First. He’s a ferocious killer! 3 kitties that are really fat. 1 rock my mom gave me.

#1 Food item:

Salad Dressing. Not by itself. I eat a lot of lettuce and could not handle it without a different dressing every time. I have a rack of salad dressings. My favorites are balsamic vinegar and jalapeño ranch. I don’t need croutons or any of that crap but if there isn’t a good dressing on it, I’m giving the salad to my dog.

Pick One: Ninja / Pirate / Cowboy

Cowboy! I fancy the idea of riding horses while shooting people.

Amber

Super Power:

Mind control. I would not be noble with this power and would totally abuse it to make everyone on my block paint their houses neon colors and  buy ponies to stick in the front yard for my amusement.

Cheese of choice:

Dill Harvarti preferably not moldy. My guilty pleasure is buying a really good loaf of fresh bread at the bakery, some havarti, an avocado, and some turkey and then making the best sandwich ever. I then sit on my couch eating it until nothing else will fit in my belly.

Week’s Ambition:

To drive a tractor. It could happen.

Favorite Sock:

C12. I love me some turquoise. I am looking forward to the crew socks because my fattie legs don’t fit some of our knee highs well. I’m sure I will have a new favorite soon!

What type of tree are you?

Eucalyptus because it smells.

# of socks in your sock drawer:

I have more socks than all my other clothing combined. If I could sew well I would make a sock jump suit.

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Kisa:

Tell us your life story in haiku form:

Hippies for parents

Write screenplays in my spare time

Karaoke for fun

Pets:

A black lab named Baxter and a calico cat named GoGo

Kisa#1 food item:

Steak. The bloodier the better.

Pick One: Ninja / Pirate / Cowbow

Super Power:

I can leap short fences in a single bound.

Cheese of choice:

Cake. Does cheesecake count?

Week’s Ambition:

To drive a moving van down Portland’s narrow streets without killing any cyclists or destroying parked cars.

Favorite Socks:

Monkeys

What type of tree are you?

Wisteria- A twisted little tree, but smells nice.

Number of socks in your sock drawer:

37

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Nibbler:

Tell us your life story in haiku form:

Drool. Lick. Eat. Poop. Pee.

Love Love Love Love Love Love Love

Nibbler hearts sleeping.

Pets:

Amber, Shawn

#1 Food item:

Liver is oh so good!

Pick One: Ninja / Pirate / Cowboy

Pirate for the booze.

Super Power:

Rubber Feet

Cheese of choice:

Any that falls on the ground.

Week’s Ambition:

To chase a cat or maybe fall asleep outside.

Favorite Sock:

Partial to leg warmers.

What type of tree are you?

I eat trees!

# of socks in your sock drawer:

If I had a drawer, I would put my dog treats in it. Not socks.

Nibbler