Good for you for keeping at it! It's good to learn new things!
We have videos here in KH. At the top of the page click the video link and you'll see different sections..choose the one you're interested in and there are videos for both english and continental. The tips page has a 'demo of a small project' that is also helpful.
There are also some good still pictures on the Knit Picks Community site that are very helpful when a video isn't enough.
I suggest some smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn and about size US 8 or 9 needles to start. Just cast on about 30-40 stitches or so (videos for that, too) and start knitting and then learn to purl and keep practicing on that till your tension gets better and you're more comfortable with knitting in general. Then you can move on to a pattern.