Several years ago, I learned to knit from a book, then gave it up because I knew no knitters and didn't really know what to do. Then I got online and found videos! written instructions! forums! I've still got a lot to learn before I will really consider myself a knitter, every project is a chance to learn something new. This forum is the best resource I've found, both for getting specific questions answered and for figuring out what the question I need to ask is. Searching on the right terms often helps. Check out the tutorial videos on this site, search youtube, read other new knitters' questions and the answers they get. Hang in there, it's worth it. I've made 2 sweaters for GKs with help from the wonderful people here and now I'm working on a sweater for me. Making wash cloths is a good start, they're small and usable in spite of mistakes. My GD went home with the last one I made.