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Besides studying in the evenings, think of a project you can do in your spare time. A website for some group you belong to, or build some NuGet packages from some functionality you can think of, then publish them. Build some utility app that you can sell or distribute, or use as the basis for an article on CodeProject.
This will give you some accomplishments that you can then show your boss to prove you are ready for new tasks.
What is good eventually turns bad; what was bad eventually turns good ... repeat.
The Master said, 'Am I indeed possessed of knowledge? I am not knowing. But if a mean person, who appears quite empty-like, ask anything of me, I set it forth from one end to the other, and exhaust it.'
― Confucian Analects