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Portland DSC 1st Place Winner: Samantha!

WOW!  Every year, our Portland Design-a-Sock Contest seems to get better & better!  We honestly think there are no limits to the talent that this little town holds!  We’d like to extend our congratulations to the Top 3 winners and give each one a moment in the spotlight!

We tracked down our 1st place winner, Samantha, to get a little insight into the creativity behind “The Red Bird in the Tree”!



Name: Samantha Mash

Age: 21

Occupation: Student/Freelance Illustrator/Academic Tutor

Design History: By profession, no, I do not consider myself a designer. I am working towards a career in illustration, and while I can and do design fonts, logos, and clothing designs I’ve always just seen it as a off branch of my illustrative work.

How did you come up with your winning design?  What was the motivation behind it?: I thought about what sort of sock I would want to wear. I’ve always wanted a pair of wood grain/tree bark socks, but have yet to find a pair I found aesthetically pleasing. I’ve also wanted some non-traditional autumn themed socks. So ultimately I wanted to try and make a pair myself. To add a little interest I gave it a tree knot and a little bird. I though it might be interesting if you were wearing a tall boot to have the red bird peek out of the top of your shoes–or if worn with pants or a long skirt to have a fun design hidden away while your ankles have a fairly unassuming color and normal pattern. They could be worn more or less subtly depending on the person wearing them.

How long did it take you to create it? It honestly took me only a hour, which is very short for me. It normally takes me 10-25+ hours to make my illustrative work, and since I am a thesis student right now I didn’t have a lot of time on hand to devote to this. I simply knew that I needed to make something good and make it fast. $1000 can really motivate a person I suppose!

How many designs did you enter into this particular contest? Only this one design.

Did you have the design in mind before the contest ever started or were you motivated to enter once you saw the contest posted on Facebook? I was really motivated once I saw the post on Facebook. I knew I could really use the money and just started to think of a sock design I would have always wanted, but had never seen.

Have you ever entered a Sock It to Me Design-a-Sock Contest before? No, this was my first time.

Do you plan on entering another Sock It to Me Design-a-Sock Contest? Yes, totally, it was really fun.

What are your other favorite Sock It to Me styles? I really like the “Super Hero!” design, it is so clean and fun. I also love the Mondo Guerra houndstooth pattern, I’m a huge fan of his fashion.

How often do you wear your Sock It to Me’s? When it is cold out, especially in the winter when I am at home working on my illustrations.

How many pairs of Sock It to Me’s do you own? Right now, only one, but I hope to change that soon.




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!)






Sock-o-phile! + Contest Winner Announced!

Can you see us smiling?  We were thrilled to read all of your comments about how much you LOVE summer (and socks too)! Speaking of which, we are psyched to debut a new topic on our blog. It’s called Sock-o-phile! In these posts we’re going to highlight Sock It To Me sock fans just like you!

Our first ever Sock-o-phile is stylist + blogger Elizabeth Borenstein from Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth + her Socks!

1. Why do you love socks? Socks keep your feet warm and are a great way to show your unique style. Socks give extra personality to any outfit.

2. How did you start your collection? Ever since I was little, I’ve always had an obsession with legwear! My tootsies get cold so I had to find a cute way to keep them warm and toasty.

3. How many socks do you own? Too many to count!

4. It’s the summertime. Socks + sandals, yes or no? Can I say sometimes? As a stylist, I say socks and high heeled sandals, YES, but you will never catch this lady in socks and Birkenstocks.

Socks On The Go


5. What’s your favorite pair? It’s all about inspiring the outfit! Today’s favorite is the strong man. Since I’m traveling solo and carrying my own heavy bags, they make me smile and keep me motivated!

If you love SOCKS, then you gotta let us know! E-mail: press at sockittome dot com and tell us a bit about your SOCK LOVE! We’ll send you some questions to answer and you could be featured on our blog. How cool is that!?

OK OK….. This is the part you’ve all been waiting for…. DRUMMMM ROLL PLEASE… the Summer Sock Contest WINNER IS…………..

Michelle Rourke

Thank you so much to all who entered! We thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and we love you all equally. If you love us, keep reading our blog, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. That way you can keep up on all the exciting Sock It To Me news and be the first to find out about opportunities to WIN awesome Socks from us!!