It's not that difficult & it feels good to start (& finish) a project that has nothing to do with actual work. It can be expensive to knit a sweater, sure; but choose a scarf or mittens, a hat, to begin. Look for yarn sales. Choose something that will be easy to set down & pick up again. Advice from us to you: do not decide to knit your Hanukkah & Christmas gifts this year. Listen to the voice of experience here - don't do it. The stress is more than you can handle.
Free (!) knitting links & these are but a very few. Google 'free' & 'knitting' - wow. (Also, 'poetry' & 'knitting' - really interesting what comes up.)
Basic Knitting via YouTube
Join the online knit & crochet community, Ravelry, for free.
Knitting Pattern Central is huge & free; it has lots of tutorial links.
Teaching children to knit.
(Vanessa Redgrave & Natasha Richardson, Rome 1968 via MSNBC)