TA DA! Finished...finally. My Mum is now trying the pattern in the same brand of yarn, but in a gorgeous dark purple. I can't wait to see the finished scarf. She was trying to knit it last night while we watched "P.S. I Love You". After ripping it back at least twice, she now believes me that it's not a pattern intended for mindless TV knitting.
Pattern: Branching Out by Susan Pierce Lawrence
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Chalk (1 skein)