I've been steadily working on the background. I did stitch the right-hand stocking, in the process straightening the stripes. I decided that life was too short to worry with compensating on each stripe. I used the t-stitch (or woven) using Balger holographic orange metallic and black fyrewerks.
And I wanted to show the back of the canvas so you could see how I handle jumping from one spot to another on a canvas. Having the background stitched first makes this process much simpler.
I try to eliminate as much "hair" from the back of my canvas as I can, Primarily because if it exists, I manage to pull it through to the front with my stitching. And that's not a pretty sight!