Something else to think about is how you learn best. I find on-line videos great if there is one specific stitch or technique I need help with. As a very rank beginner, I found the book, Teach Yourself Visually Knitting, an excellent resource, covering everything from choosing yarns and needles, various ways to cast-on, and tons of stitches to practice. I use it frequently as a go-to resource.
Judy in OKC