2018 in review

Yes yes, I’m supposed to write these on Jan 1, but I didn’t get that far. So I’m now sitting down while feeling hard done by that I can’t knit (it’s not that bad, but the scarf unfinished is irritating), and thinking on what did get accomplished in 2018. There was a lot of mundane A&S (oxymoron much?), but it’s part of my world, so you get that too. I used to keep better track, I tried to again in 2018, and did not /bad/ at doing so. Let’s see what I have in the notes and the eternally faulty memory.


  • Strawberry Lemon Jam
  • Ginger Rhubarb Marmalade
  • Smoked Strawberry Balsamic Jam
  • Apple pie jam
  • Peach jam
  • Peach Chutney
  • Peach butter with wine
  • pickled onions
  • Sliced peaches
  • Onion relish
  • Dill relish
  • Mustard pickles
  • Curry pickles
  • Dill pickles
  • Fermented sour pickles
  • Maple whiskey mustard
  • Applesauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Coffee Stout (Good Morning Stout)
  • Spiced Christmas Ale (Mulled Barley Ale)
  • Wilma, the Pennsic yeast sourdough starter

String things (and not string too!)

  • Sheepy garters (tablet woven)
  • 2 basic coifs
  • Embroidered coif w. handspun silk
  • Maroon tunic
  • 16th century court outfit (corset, smock, petticoat, overgown, 2 sets of sleeves)
  • basic wooden feast box
  • silk hairnet (including fingerloop braid edge)
  • underdress with silk trim
  • Celestarium
  • 14 tiny sweater ornaments
  • 8 snowflake ornaments
  • 11/12 of the temperature scarf
  • giant woven wool shawl
  • one knit bunny
  • one wee knit doily
  • one dragon mystery sock (out of yarn for the second, whoops)

I’ve probably forgotten stuff, my canning notes are especially sketch. There’s also plenty of baking and general cooking that happens in all of this, but somehow that doesn’t seem to bother counting. Not a bad year, I’d say. 2019 is going to look a whole heck of a lot different!

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