For those of us who are visual learners...and who isn't?...here's a good site. Debbie has a very good way about her tutorials. Sometimes she goes a bit too fast, but you can always watch them again. You can also buy the project patterns on her site and follow along. She doesn't push the sale of her patterns too hard, which is nice, and she usually tells her audience that most of what she does is pretty standard knitting and can be adapted for most projects out there, such as socks.
Hope this helps some of those who struggle like I do.