I have three more rounds of pattern and the toe shaping to do, and then the hearts & harps socks are done. There will be great rejoicing. Finally there will be a finished object to gloat about in this meta-project!
As it happens, I also came across another skein of black yarn for the double knitted jacket today. It must have fallen out when I moved the knitting stand from my bedroom to the living room. Unfortunately, it's in the odd-one-out dye lot, but it's comforting to know that I now have a skein and a half of the black to work the sleeves in. It's something. I still think I'll wind up working some of the fronts in a different dye lot, but that's a fret for another day.