Today is Three on Thursday day, so I thought I'd share Three Things I've Decided During My Vacation:
1. I have decided what one of my next knitting projects will be (socks don't count, they are always happening one way or another): The FLOTUS Shawl. I didn't know this pattern even existed until yesterday when I visited Loop to pick up some stitch stoppers (these, for those who may be interested). They had a sample of this pattern knit, and it was just so pretty and so happy-looking! They had done it in rainbow colors, so it looked really summery. I have a LOT of variegated sock yarn in my stash, so I'd only need to buy a few minis that I liked to go with it, and voila!
2. I have devised a plan for a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog. Details will be forthcoming, so stay tuned for that.
3. This one is kinda dumb, but nonetheless, for me it's a big thing. A little bit of background: I like to wear skirts and dresses some of the time to work. In the winter, I wear tights with them, because I like tights and they also are warm in non-extreme cold. I have always hesitated to wear dresses and skirts in the summer, unless they were past my knee though. Mainly because my knees have been through a lot! But I was always self-conscious anyway, because, well, my legs have been through a lot too! So I would usually stick to pants or capris. But I have decided that SCREW THAT, I'm gonna wear dresses and skirts when I want to in the summer. I'm going to learn to not care that I don't have perfect legs, or worry what other people may think. I have several thoughts related to this: a) overall, I'm pretty happy with myself, and so I should wear what I like, even if my legs are beat up and not tan at all, b) other people look a lot worse on a regular basis (a shallow and judgmental reason, but true nonetheless, and c) I will be wearing regular clothes - not micro-minis or midriff tops, etc., so if anyone would complain I will point them Reason B.
I'm such a rebel.
I hope you are all having a lovely week as well.