A few months ago, when I was first picking up needles, discovering this site, and posting with complaints that I couldn't even cast on, much less knit anything, a few guys here had done this scarf. I remember looking at pictures thinking how incredible to be able to make something so beautiful, and not thinking I would ever be able to do that (as I couldn't even cast on, much less knit anything).
Here I am a few months later with a little bit of practice, and I decided to give the scarf which I was so awestruck by a go. And I'm pretty pleased so far with how it's turning out. Of course, it will need to be blocked, and that prospect makes me nervous. I mean, I have to take wool and soak it in water. If there's a way to screw that up, I certainly will. But it's been and will continue to be a learning experience, and I am having fun with it.
Unfortunately, the pictures are a little blurry (still working out my technology difficulties), but hopefully I'll get that straightened out with more practice as well.