Is canning and preserving a moneysaver or a luxury craft? I’ve got no illusions there; it’s definitely a luxury craft. I’m glad the author makes the apt connection to knitting. We do these things to feel connected to our environment, to produce something tangible with our own hands, to create something that hasn’t existed before, and to bring a little bit of joy into our modern lives. We’re lucky that we have the opportunity to do these things. But no, it won’t save you any money. This is what money should be for.