I finally decided on a pattern and yarn for my mother's Christmas gift. I am making the Basic Chic Pulli with the lacy ribbed border option and I ordered Andean Silk Yarn in the Blue Ribbon colorway from Knitpicks. It should arrive this week so I can get started on it. I've even joined NaKniSweMo, despite being unable to cast on today and despite the unlikely event of me finishing a sweater in a month while I'm taking a graduate level course and working full time, BUT, reach for the stars is my motto. I must say, I'm looking forward to the project. I knew I wanted to use another ChicKnits pattern and I think my mom will like this one. Meanwhile I'll continue working on some of the projects I've already got on the needles and try to resist casting on for anything new!