Oops, forgot to say thanks for your input on pattern choices when I wrote that last post!
So, thanks! I really appreciate your pattern comments...Right now I'm between the first pattern and last pattern. I think I'll end up with the last because it will be more unique from the other scarves I've knit my mom.
Now I just have to choose yarn! I'm wavering (of course) between two choices, but I'm making myself choose and wind it tonight so I can get started. :)