Last night was very frustrating. First of all my favourite 'Idol' got voted off (I didn't vote myself so I can't really complain, but really, America, what were you thinking?) I won't say who it is because the UK don't see it til Friday night, but it is quite upsetting. Then the DVR screwed up recording 'Bones' (minor tragedy) and 'Lost' (MAJOR tragedy). Luckily Sam was watching Lost so he didn't miss it. Now we will have to either buy it from iTunes or watch it on abc.com.
On Tuesday I went to Agility class again with Lucy and Charlie. Charlie was much better behaved this week - she knows where she is with Lucy - played with her toy and everything on cue. She didn't like the chute much at first (that's a tunnel with a cloth part they have to burrow through) but she did it eventually with lots of treats. She has two weeks left and I will have to take her by myself the last week.
On the knitting front, I have just about finished the back of my Vogue top. I must make a mental note to remember put a loop of yarn around a stitch in the centre of the first row of the armhole shaping in future. The pattern usually says to "work until piece measures x inches from beginning of armhole shaping" and it's so difficult to measure without a marker. This time I will have to go and square it up on my quilting cutting board and measure it that way, or work out where that row is and mark it belatedly.
The more I see the Lotus Blossom Tank on the front of the latest Interweave Knits mag, the more I like it. It will definitely be my next project. I don't know what colour yet though, or what yarn.
Yesterday, I found out who my One Skein Secret Pal is, and I have to send her a questionnaire to find out more about her. She has a blog too so will be reading that. I also received the questionnaire from the person who has me as their Secret Pal - Hi there, who ever you are - hope you enjoy my blog. I will complete and send the questionnaire back just as soon as I can - some of those questions aren't easy like "Which yarn is most like your personality?" - that will need some thought!.
Today I have to take Sam to the Department of Motor Vehicles to surrender his Driver's License. No, no, it's OK he hasn't done anything wrong. it's just another case of us being lumped in with illegal immigrants. Utah recently changed the law so that if you don't have a Social Security number then obviously you are here illegally and shouldn't be entitled to a proper driver's license that counts as official id. We are here legally but temporarily so the kids don't have social security numbers because they aren't entitled to work. Both Lucy and Sam had to surrender their Driver's Licenses on their first birthdays after they brought this law in and be issued with "Driver's Privilege Cards" which allow them to drive but don't count as Id. I would be in the same boat but when I got my Driver's License the law was you had to have a social security number and once I had passed my test here they issued me with one specially. They changed that because they found a lot of illegals were driving without insurance because they didn't want to draw attention to themselves by applying for the SS number, and you could get a license with just a tax id number.
And that is why it was important for Sam to have his new passport, which he will have to use as Id from now on.