Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy
Just relax and have fun. Don't try to "make" anything. Just practice knits and purls until you feel comfortable.
Learning a new skill can sometimes be frustrating, but it comes with practice. Nobody got it perfekt the first time.
I'm going to second Mason's advice to relax, have fun and don't try and make anything.
There's a great podcast on the Knitpicks site where Kelley talks about teaching people how to knit. She says it's important that when you first start to knit, you understand that you aren't making anything and not only that, chances are that your piece will turn out pretty ugly. So practice away at making nothing, just a big ol' piece of practice knitting. Once you feel comfortable with the stitches, you can toss your practice piece and start on a something.
Good luck and enjoy learning how to knit!