My mom's a knitter, too, and a while back I made her the roll your own needlecase:
and mailed it to her (but she hasn't gotten it yet!!!
So for mother's day I decided to complete the SNB suite of sewing projects for her:
As you can see, I did the circular needle holder and the knitting bag from the book and I also made her one of my little knitting notions bags with embroidered icon. I made some additions to the knitting bag - you can see the pattern pocket in the above picture. I also added some features to the inside:
From left to right: spare needle holders, several snap open loops for attaching things/ guiding yarn, cell phone pocket.