As I have mentioned before, I visit my hubby in Aged Care every day when I can, just for an hour or two. He still mostly remembers who I am and I come away happy if I have had a smile from him and he tells me he loves me. It takes a while to feed him his afternoon tea, sort out his clothes (I haven't quite worked out why young staff can't tell the difference between pyjama tops and shirts!), and check on his medical supplies. Conversation is rather one-sided so I put some music on and then just sit with him.
Because I'm the fidgety type if I'm not doing something with my hands, I like to always have a project in my bag. It's not possible to do embroidery there, so the crochet hook has been busy. After a year of working edges on washers, making Christmas gifts and working on a few baby things, I had almost run out of projects to crochet.
One of our grand-daughters soon solved the dilemma. She asked me would I crochet an Afghan blanket for her. Of course I agreed and I was supplied with a big bag of wool and a pattern. It is based on a very easy square so after making one or two of them, I knew the pattern from memory and so I have enjoyed making lots of squares while I sit with hubby. It's a 'join as you go' pattern so I do the final row at home and join onto the previous square in the evening. It's Winter now in Australia, and I have certainly appreciated having the extra layer of warmth on me as the blanket has grown and I sit in my recliner adding to it.