Hi, srrtype1, welcome to KH! You found the right place for finding out what you need to know. Learning to knit is well worth the effort. I find that just making the stitches helps relieve anxiety. Enjoy!
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper