Are you a beginner knitter looking for your first project? Scarves are often suggested as a great starting point, but they can take a long time to finish if you're using DK weight or thinner yarn. A better option is to start with something small and flat, like a woven square. You'll need some basic knitting tools, such as needles, yarn, and a crochet hook or yarn needle. Patterns are labeled with the skill level required, so you can choose an appropriate project.
Tea towels are a fun and quick project that will help you learn the basics. Finishing tasks like weaving in ends and blocking are important, but not always enjoyable. Learn to love (or at least enjoy) these skills and avoid a lot of unfinished projects. Don't assume too much at once, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself.
If you need help, there are plenty of online resources like Knitting Paradise and Ravelry that can answer your questions. Once you've mastered the basics, you can use your knitting skills to make useful items like coasters, bags, table runners, and scarves. If you want to take on more of a challenge, try making pot holders or kitchen towels. They're quick to finish and require inexpensive cotton or acrylic yarn.
Just remember not to jump into making sweaters right away - they require more advanced techniques and knowledge of shape and size.