In the meantime, I've been making:
- sourdough starter (let the other one die while struggling through the first trimester)
- dilly beans
- makdous (combined this recipe and this one)
- homemade body butter (riffed off this recipe)
And I started a little sketch while S does her art. And the blanket. Slow progress, but I think I finally have a suitable join-as-I-go technique down. Took me many false starts to find something I'm OK with. It isn't perfect, but I think it will do.