Sometimes you just need a hand! Here is a brief list of helpful resources from Twisted and around the web.
Potentially Confusing Techniques Explained
knittinghelp.com - the name says it all!
Ravelry - yarn/knitting/crochet community with limitless info on patterns and yarn
Knitty - great periodical of free patterns
Crochet in the Car - crochet "how tos"
Mattress Stitch - from Berroco. Use this satisfying technique to sew a vertical seam between two pieces of stockinette stitch. It's simple, straightforward, and leaves you with a clean, practically invisible join. Perhaps the best part is that the mattress stitch is very easy to learn.