Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:" I figured it out! It still looks pretty smurffy but I at least know what I am doing! I am going to only ... [snip!] ... am doing! I am going to only do knit stitch for now then once I am comfortable with that I will incorporate the purl stitch :-)"
The purl stitch for me was harder to learn.
It took me a while to figure out it was so easy and I was able to teach myself just by watching myself do the knit stitches.
I learned knitting from my grandma who was from Italy, so I was only taught to cast on and to knit back and forth for like forever. I had to teach myself the rest.