Congratulations on learning to knit! I think you'll enjoy it. What cast on are you using? Is it one of the ones in the Free Videos above? Knowing which one can help figure out if there is a problem or if you just need to straighten the stitches after the first row is knit. They will tend to spiral around so it might be no real problem and you just need to keep on knitting. If you're interested you can even post a photo. We love pictures!
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