Yes.. it actually happened.. I finished this baby blanket before the baby shower with time left over for a few more knit items. It's not my favorite item I have knit but not too bad either. The yarn is a soy blend and is better suited for a more drapy garment. I think a yarn with a little more body, like wool, would have been a better choice but the blanket is very soft and silky so I don't think the new baby will mind.
Time to cast on the next project. I'm not sure I will ever get to my holiday knitting list this year. At least I'll have fun trying. (^_^)