Archive for May, 2009

Two posts in one day! So in the mail today I got an awesome t-shirt. Maybe it’s only extra funny to me because I work with mismatched socks every day. But I love the concept of the shirt – that there are little communities of tiny people living under the dryer and they are the ones who take all the socks. It’s kinda like Fraggle Rock, but with socks.

The Secret Underground Sock PeopleAnyhoo… the shirt is on sale over at Noise Bot. I got mine for only $5 through their online outlet over at eBay, but it looks like they don’t have any left in the eBay store. You can still get one for only $12 through the regular Noise Bot website – which is still a great price for a super fun shirt.


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Catching Up

Yikes… Not sure how I let so much time go by without a real update. It’s probably because after the trades how season I went on vacation for a month and was busy writing a blog about traveling through Thailand. But vacation has been over for awhile now and I don’t have any truly valid excuses for ignoring the Socklady Blog.

Thailand & Cambodia were pretty hot and most of the time was spent wearing flip flops (which was heavenly since it was still winter back home), but I still found a few good opportunities to wear socks.

I had my Poppy socks on one of the days we were hiking around Angkor Wat in Cambodia (look at that great foot placement! can you tell I’ve done some sock modeling before?):

Wearing the Poppy Socks While Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Here I was wearing an old pair of wool socks one chilly morning in Khao Sok (jungle in Southern Thailand):

Wearing Wool Socks in the Thai Jungle (Khao Sok)

Alas vacation is over and it’s back to work. Our little sock empire is thriving and we’re continuing to have a blast (really, how could we not when we all hang out in such great, cheerful socks). We’ve got some exciting new products that will be coming out later this summer and of course a new color for the Autumn Series of our adult socks.

We received an email from a customer saying we should start up a Facebook page. That was an easy request to fulfill. For all who want to digitally declare their love for our socks, you can now become a Facebook Fan of Solmate Socks.

If you’re a Solmate Socks retailer, we’ve got some wholesale specials running now through the end of June. Login to the wholesale website to find out what these promotions are.

I’m nearly done with my current knitting project. It’s been ahwhile since I posted any knitting projects because I’ve been working for a really long time on this amazing blanket (very colorful, of course). That blanket still isn’t done, but I took a little break from knitting that to knit a bathmat, which also isn’t done. I thought I had it finished last night, but when I put it in the bathroom it just wasn’t quite big enough. So I’ll add a bit more to it and then post a picture of it.

Oh, that reminds me… I did have another knitting project I finished recently. I was just looking at a picture of Andy & I celebrating our birthdays. As part of this amazing city-wide scavenger hunt our sweethearts¬† organized for our birthday, we got a gift certificate to Twisted, our favorite yarn shop in Portland (they have a huge selection of sock yarns for you sock knitters in Portland, OR). I giggled when I looked at this picture of me… I really do have quite an addiction to Noro yarns. The hat, the mittens and the scarf. OH! The scarf. That was a recent(ish) knitting project (maybe January-ish). It’s a great scarf. I got the pattern the striped Noro Scarf from the Brookly Tweed blog.

Lisa & Andy Birthday CelebrationThe pattern on the website made the scarf a bit too wide for my tastes. So I gave that big scarf to my hubby and made this second one for me with only 23 stitches instead of the 39 that the pattern calls for. I love it and it was so much fun to knit – I was so curious to see how the color striping was going to turn out and how the colors were going to play with each other.

Noro Stiped Scarf

And, as always, Andy is rockin’ the Solmate Socks hat. She’s also got on a great pair of fingerless mittens (made from recycled wool) which I picked up from Baabaazuzu last January.

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