Aww, I'm so sorry about your Grandma! But very glad to have you here amongst the land of the addicted, err, I mean, land of the crafty!!
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You've found one of the three best resources online for knitters, in my humble opinion.
I suggest you head over to www.ravelry.com
and sign up for the invite list, that way you can get over there, too. (Stash, project, and pattern management, what's not to love?!)
Aaaand, #3, in my opinion, is www.knitty.com
-- lots of free patterns with beautiful results!!
Good luck, and if there is anything you might need one-on-one help with, feel free to PM me. I'm somewhat of a newbie myself, but that just means the really basic stuff is fresh in my brain XD