Aside from celebrating yule I have knitted some more on my second silk stocking based on the ones owned by Eleonora di Toledo. I have now started decreasing for the ankle, so I begin to see that there is an end to all this. Eventually.
I have also embroidered a pair of velvet slippers. They are wearable now, if you don't mind very slippery wool soles, but I plan to give them a cork sole with a slight wedge heel too. Maybe it will get done over the holidays, though I doubt it - too much other work to do.