My hubby got me the "I taught myself to knit" booklet/kit from the craft store this Christmas. I struggled for weeks. Finally I gave up and then went to Michael's and took a 2-hour $15 class. Now I kinda feel like I can tackle anything!
My LYS has some knitting classes I'd like to take though, intarsia and socks. But other than that, I'm cooking with gas now!