Hi. Welcome to knitting and Knitting Help. Glad you found out there's more than one way to knit. I too crocheted first. I tried and tried to knit and couldn't get it, then decided that there must be a better (for me) way and was playing around trying to do it more like crochet and it was mostly working, then I found out there's this thing called Continental knitting and it's what I was trying to do. Once I saw it done, I could do it! Now I can knit English but haven't used it much yet, I will when I do color knitting. Knitting is easier on my hands than crochet so I've not crocheted much for quite a while.
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.