All I can say is "go for it" - I'm an obsessed knitter. Drives my partner spare! haha
Love it big time. If you can pick up a "teach your self to knit" book. Patons sell an excellent one here (I'm sure you can get something similar).
My adivice? Start knitting a scarf, it'll sort out your tension and get you comfortable with the feel of yarn - wrangling ...