Well, just to let you know that yes, indeedy, miracles do happen.
I now have two projects on needles at the same time. Yes, you read that correctly. Two of 'em!
First is the scarf for C. After two and a bit skeins, it isn't as long as she'd like. Lucky for me, I have more of the same dye lot available. So we just keep going until it is long enough.
And, while my knitting was traveling about with D. on his expedition to search for a new car, I started another sock. You see, I just couldn't suffer from SSS (second sock syndrome) any longer, especially since I had received the matching yarn.
So there you have it. Two projects on needles at the same time. And both progressing. Go figure!