Thanks again to everyone for your help and support as I was first picking up needles and yarn. Slowly but surely, I've figured out casting on and the knit stitch, and purling is slowly coming along as well. Although, on this practice swatch I currently have, I cast on ten stitches, then after a few rows of knitting, discovered I had 13 stitches on the needle, then after the first row of purling, was back down to ten again. I'm not entirely sure how that happened, but I figure the kinks will work themselves out with more practice.
Anyway, was looking to see if anyone had suggestions as to a first project for a new knitter, as I almost feel comfortable calling myself that now, or as to where you all look for inspiration for your projects.
Thanks again for all your help!