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If you’re joining us at KumoriCon today, come and find us! The first 6 people to give us the password today gets a mystery denomination Sock Dreams Gift Card!
Today’s password is Sekiun (積雲) or ‘Cumulus’.
While we will accept either the Japanese or English word, you will get some major cool points for attempting the Japanese pronunciation. The amount on the gift card could be $5, or it could be $10, or it could even be $20– it’ll be a surprise! In addition to some exclusive ANIME word knee highs from Gumball Poodle, we have some gorgeous KumoriCon stickers for free!
This weekend we’ll be joining you proud otaku at our local anime convention, KumoriCon.
Kumori (雲) is Japanese for ‘Cloud’, and we get a lot of cloudy weather here in Portland! Already the days have started to turn grayer, but that doesn’t have to be a cause for despair. We’re fond of our cloudy Oregon weather, and we’ve got some lovely styles to get you in the mood. If you’re not up for full Cosplay this weekend, don some cloudy designs instead!
We’ll be bring our new stickers, designed with this year’s Con colors in mind.
We’ll be doing another gift card giveaway at our booth! Each day of the event (Saturday/Sunday/ Monday), the first six people to say the magic words at our booth will get a FREE Sock Dreams gift card! The amount on the card could be $5, or $10, or even $20– it’ll be a surprise! There will be new magic words each day, so be sure to check back here.
August 19th, 2013
As most of you Socks Dreams fans may or may not know, we are a big supporter of local charities and events. But we always find it doubly rewarding to be able to be an active participant in raising money and awareness for a great cause.This Saturday, August 24th, from 12-3pm, we will be hosting a fundraising event for a wonderful shelter called Family Dogs New Life, at our brick and mortar store.
A few of the dogs who work at Socks Dreams are rescue or shelter dogs, so we decided that we wanted to support a local animal shelter that cared about matching their animals with the right people. We did some research and found Family Dogs New Life just down the way from our own neighborhood.
Hefner, a four-year old Pit Bull Terrier
Photo provided by Family Dogs New Life Shelter
We had the opportunity to visit the shelter to take a look at the facilities, meet the operators, and see some cute dogs! We were impressed with the warmth and dedication of the volunteers who keep up the daily operations. They run a tight ship, with the safety and comfort of their dogs as the first priority. Like any non-profit animal rescue, it takes a lot of time, money, and love to run, and we are so very pleased to lend a paw!
If you would like to help out Family Dogs New Life too, you can sponsor them, from anywhere in the country at their web site
If you live in the Portland area, come by our shop and see these two beautiful dogs, Hefner and Stella, that are available for adoption!
Bella, a three-year old Pit Bull Terrier mix
Photo provided by Family Dogs New Life Shelter
Regardless of whether is with your time or your money, we encourage all of our fans to support a local cause that is dear to your heart. Be it animals, kids, or just someone who needs a leg up; helping others is the most rewarding.
Sock Dreamers are a dedicated bunch! People often work here for many years and learn many different positions in the sock world. From time to time, however, someone will leave us to follow their own dreams in the wide, wild world. That’s when we get to hire brand new Sock Dreamers, which we have just had the pleasure of doing!
One of the rites of passage for any new Dreamer is learning to fold socks. All of our house-brand Dream Stockings and Dreamer Socks have a different kind of fold, and it’s important for new employees to learn them all.
The end product is described by our Stock Room manager and resident blogstress, the loverly Miss Brenna, as a “sock brick”: no loose ends popping out, heel and toes tucked into the folds, with a pleasing aesthetic in every pair.
Class was conducted today for our new Dreamers. A variety of different socks were paraded through our Project Room, with labels, bits of yarn, and tagging guns to boot– all for the purposes of beginning to learn the product in a hands-on way!
Every year in July, in the woods of Mt. Pisgah, the Fae family gathers to celebrate magic, music, and the culture of imagination. This weekend from July 26th-28th, Sock Dreams will be in the midst of fire twirling, belly dancing, yummy food, breweries, bands, pirates, faeries, pixies, and sprites– selling socks and giving out stickers! This is Sock Dreams’ second time at Faerieworlds; we vended for their very first year, and we can’t wait to see how far they’ve come.
Faeries come in many shapes and temperaments, from the celestial to the sinister, and we’ve got socks and stockings for them all! Our Dream Stocking M Stripes will feature predominately in our stock for this event, because of the variety of colors the stripes come in, the variety of sizes they fit, and with our event discount, these fantastic stripes are a great price.
Since the event is no doubt going to be a color feast for the eyes, we’re also bringing our brand new Tie Dyed Ripple OTKs to add our own splash, as well as several other tie dyed delights, all hand dyed by Love Lite Precision Tie Dye!
We’ll also be doing another gift card giveaway at our booth. Each day of the event (Friday/Saturday/Sunday), the first six people to say the magic words at our booth will get a FREE Sock Dreams gift card! The amount on the card could be $5, or $10, or even $20– it’ll be a surprise! There will be new magic words each day, so be sure to check back here.
Sunday’s magic words are Queen Mab.
Our booth number is D04; it’ll be the one with a pirate handing out Sock Dreams stickers. So if you are in the realm of the Fae this weekend, stop by our booth!