After I knit two scarves I made a simple hat (to practise on dpns) and then went ahead and knitted a simple turtleneck. It turned out really well and I'm wearing it alot! I was a bit scared to try a garment so quickly, but it went very smoothly - I think I only needed to scream for help here twice.
I'm now working on my first pair of socks and a booga bag. Next on the agenda is a pair of knucks.