Very busy at work this week - month close plus quarter close plus year end. Whew! For a managerial accountant such as myself, it's rather like the middle of April is for a tax accountant.
So not as much crafting as is usual; work spilled into the evening hours a bit. It will continue on for another week before it gets back to 'normal' or at least as normal as the 'new normal' can get (still working from home).
However, I did make progress on both of my focus projects this week. The grey socks - I decided to do the V shaped detail on the top of the instep instead of continuing the patterning all the way down. This was only possible because the pattern repeat was wide (8 stitches), and totally symmetrical around the center point. Heel is folded flat underneath, causing odd buckling on the right. The marker is in the final decrease of the gusset.
The cutwork napkin also got some attention, About seven hours and 2/3 of the way around. I need to pick up the pace this week to get ten hours and the other edge of the lily motif by Thursday this week. Next weekend is the quarterly virtual retreat and I'd like to be able to switch to a counted thread project since that's the focus of the retreat. #24HoursOfCrossStitch on Facebook.current round up).