Ok, I've been working on some little projects lately, and invariably, whenever I post pictures, someone always says "I want to learn how to do that" and asks me where to start. So I will tell you.
BE WARNED! This will require acquiring stuff. I suggest asking other knitters, your grandma (who probably didn't knit but her mother did and her stuff should be around here somewhere...), thrift shops, freecycle or Craigslist.
DO NOT GO INTO A FULLY STOCKED YARN STORE UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO!!! I'm serious, guys. Yarn stores are like crack dealers. This is why you can get so much stuff from other/former knitters.
Ok, the stuff list: