Learning to knit is a slow process. If you think that you will "get it" right away you suffer from delusions like me. Knitting is however a very satisfying way to add meaning to why we spin our own yarns. Knit Picks website has some really great videos from casting on to the ominous working with steeks. They also have have a brief tutorial on speed knitting with Miriam Tegels.
But most important do not forget this: