I usually wouldn't post gifts until they're given. But my family doesn't have the internet, so I'm not worried about Mom seeing her birthday present before it gets to her. (Before I've even mailed it yet, actually)
When I saw this yarn the other day at the store, I knew it needed to be something for her. However, with only 47 yards to the ball, it had to be something small.
So I made her a cowl.
It's a very simple Vstitch repeating motif.
I'm working on writing up the pattern now.