Sometimes it feels like my brain is turning to mush. Talking all day in terms a 2-year-old will understand makes my once college-level vocabulary slowly, slowly disappear. I did go to college, people. But you'd never guess it, when the only things out of my mouth these days goes like this: "Did you hear a train? Choo choo! Choo choo! Was the train loud? Did you hear it with your ears?"
To keep the synapses from going away, every once in a great while I try to challenge myself. It might be reading something by Charles Dickens; it might be to learn a new skill. Since I haven't learned something new in who knows how long, I bought myself a couple of crochet hooks, some yarn and went looking for a pattern that specified its level as "easy."
I found something at this Etsy store that seemed to fit the bill. I settled in with my instructions, the computer (for crochet lessons courtesy of You Tube) and away I went.
This is my 2nd attempt: