I am NOT a knitter, but this summer I discovered Craftsy and tried some quick, inexpensive projects to build up my skills.
The bunny was a paid class, "Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys" that included:
● video lessons
● very clear patterns (bunny, hippo, elephant, little sweater)
● you can post questions (the instructor replies promptly)
The puppy and beanie were free patterns.
In addition to knitting, there are DIY and gardening classes, sewing projects, quilting patterns, cake decorating lessons, etc. One night I watched "Modern Buttercream" (free). I'm not interested in trying, but it was fun to watch.
Craftsy - worth checking out!