I am fairly new to knitting as well and began with a simple pair of slippershttp://http://www.aokcorral.com/proj...ow2oct2005.htm
This is a fairly simple slipper pattern. I made several and then progressed to a simple cotton washcloth pattern with 1 yarn over increase per row which later changed to 1 decrease per row. patternhttp://http://www.groupepp.com/dishb...rfavorite.html
I knitted a waffle pattern wash cloth as well.
I am now happy to say I am doing quite well with a simple cable knit scarf. I am using a nicer mercerized wool blend which is so easy to knit with. http://http://www.yarnagogo.com/good_ole_cabled_scarf/
I can't wait to learn more!