Welcome to Knitting Help. You picked a good forum to start with--everyone here is really friendly. You'll love it here.
If you have any questions about knitting, you can post them in the How-to thread (or in general knitting) and someone will usually respond pretty quickly.
You can see the other threads as well. There's one for patterns and one for showing off your projects too.
If you haven't looked at www.ravelry.com
yet, you might want to take a look there and sign up for an account. It's a great resource for patterns and a lot of us on KH are there too. You have to sign up and they'll send you an invite in a few days (my understanding is they do it that way so their computer servers don't get overloaded.)
Enjoy your knitting!