I proudly state that I know how to knit...a straight LINE, but I know how to knit ;). I taught myself to knit (with some help from my mom, but I did self teach a LOT of the way) a long while ago and still consider myself to be somewhat of a novice. BUT, I do like knowing that I can knit a scarf if I want and that I can get creative knitting things like pot holders and such if I need to (buy used scarfs at yard sales and unravel them for CHEAP and a lot of times good quality yarn is a nice tip by the way :). Knitted items also make awesome home made Christmas gifts if you want to go with a personal touch.
So, go HERE where Knitting Help.com has a series of free videos you can watch so you too can join the ranks of those who know how to knit!