just like you are, I am also in my first few weeks of knitting.
The learning new things can be tough, but once you "get" them (and you WILL be amazed at how fast you learn things ...especially with the help that the people in this forum give!!)
But, before you have practiced everything for what seems like a million stiches, my advice to you is: Don't take things apart early on because you made a little mistake or dropped a stitch, or 'cause in your eyes it looks like crap (I thought I was going to be an AWFUL knitter!) ...Or I used to anyway, but then my Gramma told me to "STOP TAKING ALL OF YOUR WORK APART!" ...so I did. And was amazed that once I got going it looked GREAT! I've been knitting for about three weeks now, and I'm doing my first pattern. Which also happens to be the first thing I've made that WAS NOT a square or rectangle! ...lol!
I picked a bath mitt. although I was ready to give up about ten rows in, I decided to just see what would happen if I kept going. I'm almost DONE! It looks really good, and even more important, I love it and am soooo proud of it! I'm done The majority of the actual hand part, I've shaped the thumb, and now I just have to finish shaping the top! But, it WAS difficult!
So another piece of advice for you ...don't jump into a pattern that's beyond your skill level! In this mitt I was doing increases and decreases, knitting into the front and back of the same stitch, knitting two sts together, sewing seams and much more! None of which I'd done before this mitt.
So if you DO start a project that's a lil bit passed ur skill level, just ask lots of questions, and keep on trying! You most likely will finish it, AND learn a LOT in the process!
But, if you're anything like me, and you do pick a harder pattern? ...expect NOT to sleep for a while! I'd leave my knitting on the bedside table when i went to bed, but if I couldn't fall asleep right away, or woke in the middle of the night ...it seemed like I HAD to do it! It was calling my name! (or that may have been audio hallucinations due to a lack of sleep!)
W/E you decide to do, good-luck!
Believe it or not, but they aren't lying when they say it's relaxing! It is! ...Once you get the hang of it!
Oh! & BTW? Don't feel badabout asking a ton of questions! I felt a little silly asking as many as I did, but I quickly found out that people don't mind helping a beginner out! Especially the moderators! They are GREAT! True little knitting angels <3 They are okay with answering all of your questions (and, usually it's done VERY quickly). Plus, they are PROs at breaking things done for us newbies and explaining everything very thouroughly!
Sooo ...trust the pattern that you are working and don't feel bad about asking "silly" questions -I've learned that there is no such thing in this forum!
p.s. one last recomendation. Keep 2 projects on the go (once you get going that is).
The one that you are following a pattern for, and may be a little bit tough for you.
And the other, a baby blanket or something. You can make a really nice blanket that's very cute for any lil one's in your life.
If you don't know anyone who would like a baby blanket, you could bring it to your local hospital nursery, or womans shelter. They will LOVE it!
This is what you work on when you are on the phone or just wanna relax!
Cast on 100, or so, stitches and go! you can do a garter stitch (knit every row) or a stokinette stich (knit one row, purl one row, knit one row... and so on)