Popular Capitol carpet socks are back
SALEM - More than a month after the end of the Oregon Legislature's session, the Capitol gift shop has more Capitol carpet socks back in stock.
The socks, patterned after carpet in the Senate, House of Representatives and Governor's Office, quickly sold out when they were debuted at the shop near the end of session.
"Finally! The Senate, House of Representatives and Governor's Office patterned socks are back in stock! S-XL, $14 each. #orleg #orpol #orcapitol," staff at the store tweeted out Friday, Aug. 11.
The socks are another illustration of Oregonians' fascination with carpet, though the socks have yet to surge in popularity compared with merchandise patterned off carpet at the Portland airport. The airport's carpet even has its own Twitter hashtag, #pdxcarpet and Twitter handle, @NewPDXCarpet. Visitors frequently photograph their feet on the carpet.