Then I started knitting this neck cowl based off the honey cowl in this pattern. I did not think it looked like the photo at all- even though I knew I was using bigger needles and all. I was kind of disappointed with the end result but when my son saw it he said "this is cool!".
Lesson Learned: I should not listen too much to my inner critic... I should instead listen for the cheerful responses of those that love me most.