welcome to the crochet club! great job on ur first work of art, and i dont think u'll ever think its a piece of poo, there's definately something special about your first completed crochet project. i still have mine, after nearly twelve years (one giant granny square blanket that is the most incredibly lopsided and loose stitched thing i've ever seen).
i love it to pieces.
good luck with all your future crochet! cant wait to see what you create next!