I love to knit. But I want to be perfectly clear...I knit scarves. My knitting varies in color, texture, weight, pattern, purpose, season...but my project are always scarves and I am okay with that. I can do the "knit stitch" back and forth and find it very relaxing.
There is an "assumption in crafts" that all skills need to be advanced. I disagree. The counting, shaping, decreasing of more advanced knitting projects takes all the fun out of it for me. I don't want to learn more right now. Maybe in twenty years I'll feel differently, but right now I love love love to knit (scarves).
So if you are like me and find your audience slightly disappointed when you answer their "What are you making?" question, remember this...
They asked because they are interested. Maybe they'd like you to teach them how to knit (scarves).