Obvious statement: When you spend time working on one project, things get done.
I have been monogamous* with the still mostly evil stocking. There is visible progress. Of course most of the progress is visible on the back. Next comes the duplicate stitch. I hope this goes well.
*And my monogamous I mean it’s the only thing I knit at home during my prime knitting time. Outside of the house is free knitting time for whatever I’m lugging around. Non-prime at home knitting time is for socks. They can be quickly picked up and dropped.