I have completed the last bit of back-stitching of the trees, I'll be starting the knot work border and focusing on that for the rest of the week. As fussy as it is, I expect it to take the full week. Here are my usual two progress photos: the whole stocking and a close-up of recent work.
Very soon, I shall have to take a short break from the stocking to do some of the pre-work for an upcoming class. Though I am excited about the class, I almost begrudge the time away from the stocking. It has been such a wonderful stitch, I simply don't want to put it aside. I'll have to get the pre-work done quickly so I can get back to it.