We all face this dilemma with things our kids have made. Whether it's paper, a painting, a photo, an uneven bowl or funny sculpture from pottery class or in this case, a first attempt at knitting a scarf. Carter was about 11 years old when I showed him how to knit. He was forever making rubber-band balls and had great dexterity with his hands.
I was a total novice myself when it came to knitting, but took an adult ed class and was happy (and rather insistent if I am being honest) to share my new found craft with Carter. He took right to it. He made scarves, hats and cell phone covers that had pom-poms on them. So cute! It kept him busy and he had his own collection of yarn. 6th grade made way to 7th grade and by then it just wasn't cool to knit anymore. That's what he thought anyway. I tried to tell him that girls would think it was "wicked cool" to have a boyfriend who could knit them a hat, but no go.