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A Year in Socks

January has been just ugly. We are so ready for a new month, a month that brings us closer to the shiny, sunny days of June. Shoot, even April looks good from this point. More days of light, at least.

Truth be told, we often think of the calendar year in terms of socks. For example, next month is when we open up our hearts for Cupid’s arrow (we have lots of heart styles, fyi!). Then there is Mustache March, April Showers, May Flowers… and so forth. It all makes perfect sense, don’t you think? (Well, it would if your lives revolved around socks, as ours do!) At any rate, this is it: A Year in Socks…

January - A time for cozy leg warmers
February - When Cupid arrives, of course
March - For Mustache March
April - As in yucky April showers and cute umbrellas
May - When buds are in bloom
June - When bikes just about outnumber cars in PDX
July - When all I want to eat is sushi, everyday
August - When your toes are always exposed
September - When the Schoolgirl returns
October - When Day of the Dead looms ahead
November - When deer hunting season begins
December - When we enjoy candy canes in all flavors!

Mingling with the Mayor

It’s not everyday you get invited into City Hall for a special meeting with special Portland people — especially when that special someone is the mayor of Portland, the delightful Mr. Sam Adams.

Believe it or not, it all started with Twitter. Carrie, being the super-tweeter that she is, got in on a round of tweets that finished the line “What would it take to get the mayor to ______?” Carrie followed suit and sent out a tweet, asking, “What would it take to get @MayorSamAdams in a pair of @sockittomesocks?” His reply: 15-minutes and a pair of socks!

And so began the long, delicate process. (Turns out, the mayor is a busy man!) But it was worth the wait, because he took the opportunity to interview Carrie, spotlighting Sock It to Me as one of 400 small businesses that hail from our very own City of Opportunity, er Roses. Check out the video, at the bottom of the page, and also enjoy our own stream of photos taken by photographer Jared Birt during our rendezvous with Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

Signing the guestbook in the mayor's office
This is about when the Mayor is saying, "These are great socks!"
An array of men's styles to choose from
The mayor chooses his 3 pairs of socks: Red Argyles, Ninjas, and Pirate Bots
Carrie showing off some good argyle style for the interview
Carrie's reply to Sam's question of best-seller: Mustaches
15 minutes and 3 pairs of socks later...
Talking to the mayor about how Sock It to Me wants to get involved in tackling big issues, like the now-hot issue of juvenile sex trafficking here in PDX
Sock It to Me times three (Salmon Argyles, Ninjas, Skillets)
A final handshake
Portland Mayor Sam Adams looking oh-so Portland on his bike, with his pants tucked into a pair of Ninjas
And he's off to his next appointment! Thanks, Mayor!

Also catch the 2-minute video clip that Mr. Mayor stuck on his website. His first words: These are great socks!