I haven't written for a while because of troubles adding pictures. But here is a new way that worked remarkably well for a first attempt. The Chicago cowl wound around my neck. It is warm and quite comfortable if I ignore how it looks.
On the last day of January I can report on my yarn diet. It is going surprising well. There is yarn on my list that I can buy without further thought. The rest I leave. It helps that my list is flexible according to what I see and how I feel on the day. There is no need for soul searching, no need for regrets. In January I bought three balls of wool, all on my list - a total of 150 gr. That is until yesterday when I found a Susan Duckworth cardigan. I like her patterns - intarsia with a lot of flowers. I have got her two books but I know I'm unlikely ever to knit anything from them, so I enjoy this cardigan. This is the second of her patterns that I own - last year I bought a sweater.