I'm still at it - my garter-stitch scarf with the wonderful colourway. Yup, I'm a slow knitter.
But I must say, it is coming along very nicely. A few minor irregular-tension type of thing going on here and there. But that's the beauty of "handmade", no? ;)
So this will quite definitely not be in time for Christmas, but it's OK.
And I am reading this fantasmical book, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. It's no literary masterpiece. But, boy, what a story! It takes a bit of a stretch of the imagination, but you get used to it by the 1st chapter, and then you are hooked! It's so good, I am high-five-ing myself (sometimes on the inside, sometimes aloud and physically - which constitutes an audible "Wow!" and me putting the book down for a second to give a self-satisfying clap.) My family is used to it.