I think it looks great! But if you don't like it, I'm not sure you should give it away as a joke. It represents all the things you learned knitting and your non-knitting friends might not understand that.
That's a lot of valuable muscle memory you gained knitting that scarf and you might like the reminder in a year or so.
Besides, maybe you could incorporate into something else later. This
is a gorgeous afghan that I'm going to make entirely from left over yarns and bits frogged from old projects. I'm even going to experiment with cutting up some of my past pieces and sewing them into these shapes.