This is realistic and sound advice from the Yarn Harlot; it really is.
Unfortunately, it comes too late for some of us... I don't thankfully have a wall of windows in my living room; but I do have this one
(and you do not want to hear the noises I made when I realised I could now take a picture of the inside and the outside where you could see both! Thankyou, Mr Nikon and your aperture-prioritisation setting!!)
I also have these:
One large cone charity-shop cotton (thankyou, Peterborough Oxfam); two Kinsels and two Walker treasuries. There must be a suitable lace pattern in there somewhere...
Bug is, unsurprisingly, unimpressed. And moulting. And, at the time the picture was taken, sans breakfast.