Update to the Martha Stewart Hand Warmer Saga:
I sent an e-mail last Friday to Martha Stewart staff.
Me: Well, this is more than disappointing for a pattern published by MSLO. Perhaps you could ask Martha?
Someone at MSLO:
I guess they are waiting for Martha to respond since it has been a few business days now. Hey people at MSLO. Google this: martha stewart hand warmer
Well, no big deal, right? I'm out about $40 something dollars for the cashmere and pie weights. I'm working on projects with the cashmere. The pie weights aren't too useful to me. I can use some but not all. $40 is not a small amount for our family. And I've heard from others that I'm not the only one! Plus, the number one hit to my blog for the past few weeks has been a search for Martha Stewart hand warmers.
What irks me is the fact that I'm kind of a Martha Stewart junkie. I tape her shows and watch them all. I've been a magazine subscriber since 1999 and have subscribed to all her publications except some Body one. I have tons of books and products and have tried many of her crafts and recipes. I've stuck with her through prison, bad interviewing skills on the Martha show, my disappointing Martha show experience, a crummy puppet kit from Martha Stewart Crafts (come to think of it, customer service didn't care about that problem either), a really bad pecan pie recipe, and the fall of Martha Stewart Kids. Heck, I've even given Blueprint a second chance. I don't know how to gauge the reaction from her staffer. I feel like asking her if she wants some antibacterial soap to go with her hand washing. I wasn't looking to sue, just a solution.
OK, thanks for letting me vent. I promise to not mention it again unless I have news from them on the subject. At this point, I'm chalking it up as a loss and will focus on the gingerbread men that Aidan and I are making with the cashmere.