During a series of snow storms, while being stuck at home, I started knitting exactly one year ago by asking a similar question on this site. I've come back to thank Jan, Suzee and the gang. I've now done about 25 projects including 4 pairs of socks and a few things I've designed myself.
You don't need to start on anything too serious. Maybe a scarf or a potholder, till you get the hang of the 4 basis techniques: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off.
You go, girl!!