Knittinghelp.com has other great videos too. And a discussion board. I haven't used anything but the casting on and off videos though.
I started knitting an acrylic work scarf for Big T. It's really long and really wide and was a huge project to start with. It's practical and will keep him toasty warm when he's working at the farm. Then more or less together I knit a funky scarf for each of my J's girl cousins and started a scarf for my Mum. Mum's scarf was the most ambitious project to date as it was a pattern (which I played with throughout) and quite long. The cousin's scarves were in a neat chunky wool which I really like and will play with more.
I've got one more scarf on needles - a more formal dressier scarf for Big T. It's a basket weave pattern and I'm enjoying watching it come together. I need to find something else to knit or somebody else who wants a scarf for my next project. Knitting is helping me focus in meetings and I'm very content knitting while I'm a passenger - in fact it makes me feel like I'm doing something productive too.