I've been knitting steadily for almost a year and a half now, after a long on-and-off period of about eleven years. (I learned when I was seven.) If you really think I might be able to help you, I'm definitely not opposed to finding the time to help a fellow knitter.
The only possible problem is that I'm still in school as well as working part time, so my schedule is pretty limited. That, and I usually don't have access to the car, which means that I'd have a hard time getting over somewhere close to you. But that doesn't mean it will be impossible! If you find you need help on something and this forum isn't quite making the connection for you, drop me a line (my email is tabzilla [at] gmail [dot] com) and maybe we can work something out.