Pattern Testers Needed!

Well, I've had one heck of a week. Last weekend Dennis and I went on vacation for our 6 month anniversary. We had the most wonderful time! We stayed in a B&B at the beach, pigged out on crab, swam in the ocean, did touristy stuff, all and all just had a romantic and relaxing weekend.

Until the drive home...
It was late at night and we were 2 exits away from home when I hit a wheel rim lying in the middle of the slow lane. I was only going about 40 because everyone in front of me was slowing down, then the guy in front of me zipped into the other lane and I saw it... I checked my mirrors and there were cars to the left and behind, and a wall to the right with no shoulder because we were on an overpass. Dad always taught me not to swerve, so I just hit it. Sparks were flying out the back of the car and we ground to a hault at the top of the bridge. I turned the car off and put the hazards on and called 911. It seemed like forever until the cops got there. It was so scary because we couldn't get off the freeway - all the oil poured out of my car and was running down the hill. We sat tight but because we were on the top of a hill no one coming could see us and many barely missed us, and one guy was driving too fast and clipped my bumper and kept on going. Thank God neither of us got hurt!
Eventually the cops stopped traffic and set up flares. They had to jack my car up and get the rim out, then they pushed us off the freeway and I got towed to a garage. Luckily the garage was within walking distance of Dennis' house so I stayed there. When I called work to let them know I wasn't coming in I got another fun suprise: I had an urgent e-mail waiting for me and I wasn't supposed to come in anyhow. Yup, due to the economy and thusly sales taking a dive, Art Fibers can't afford to keep me on anymore. Worst monday of my life. But the car's been fixed now (thank you so much Dad), and I'm due to start a new job on Monday and hopefully all will return to normal.

So anywho, on to more happy matters! Since I've had some extra time lately I've been making stuff here and there, and there's a new purse and some mug cozies for sale in my etsy shop. Also, I wrote up a pattern for the mug cozies because they're super nifty and only use one skein of yarn. I want to offer it for sale in my shop but I need some pattern testers first. I think 5 will be enough. If you want to be a pattern tester leave me a comment on this post and a way to contact you or just e-mail me at ohthecuteness@hotmail.com and I'll randomly select 5 people and e-mail the pattern for feedback. Right now it's only in word document form so the testers will need to be PC users. But if there's some Mac users out there who really want to try, I'll be happy to send the pattern to you via snail mail. Thanks in advance to everyone, and I hope you're having a better week than I am! Lol.

1 comment:

  1. chase -- you've probably got all of your pattern testers already, right? i have been so busy that i havent had much time to do much blog-checking and so i am only now seeing this -- the mug cozies are adorable, and if you still need testers -- please count me in -- i'm a mac user though..
    let me know via email! chezsucrechez -at- gmail
    (and i am glad that all is okay with the car and the work situation -- that sounds like one heck of a bad day, indeed!!!)