I concur with Jan. Get yourself some light colored yarn so you can easily see what you're doing. I'm knitting a market bag right now in black yarn and it's extremely difficult to see, especially at night when the lighting isn't so good. When I want to learn something new, I view videos on Youtube. Sometimes the sound quality may not be good, the poster's voice will be annoying, or they don't teach the concept that great. Try a couple of videos until you find a teacher that explains things easily for you. It's okay to keep replaying them until you understand it. All knitting is based on two stitches: knit and purl. You'll also need to learn how to cast on and bind off.
Youtube is great. I don't think there's anything you can't learn on there. My favorite was how to make a tv antenna from a styrofoam cup and a bent fork. lol Also check out Useful Pet Tricks by Jesse. Somebody posted it in this forum a few months ago and it's hilarious.