The left one is affectionately called "Gimpy", you can see why. Learned a good bit from that poor thing...such as my friend's default is the purl stitch and NOT the knit (hence the huge row gap there) and that adding and subtracting stitches comes naturally to clueless beginners like me...now if i just knew HOW i did it.
The right one is my first (and only) 2x2 ribbed scarf to date. The yarn for this one was randomly found in a box at a thrift shop and the lady didn't even know it was in there. Got two skeins for $0.75.
Both are proudly worn by my Mum. She has NO problem telling EVERYONE her son knits.