Oh how wonderful to have a mom who has a yarn shop! If all of us could only be so lucky, but at the same time I can understand how overwhelming it must be for you. I have been knitting for a long time, on and off, but never really "pushed" my skills until I recently joined KH. I usually have about 4 projects going at the same time and most often try to get at least 2 of those finished before I start something else. I work on the more complicated things when I feel I can be totally focused....the easier stuff when I don't have to overwork my brain.
Okay. Getting a little sidetracked! What I was wondering is, are you planning to knit any gifts for Christmas? Maybe you could just narrow down your selections to those projects and get them done so it's not a last minute rush. BTW...I live in TX. I want to come to the UK and move into a tiny room in the back of your mom's shop!