The book that I am reading right now is Knitting For the First Time by Veanessa-Ann. I am really excited about it because it definately starts with the basics and moves you into harder and harder categories. For example: the first item is a dishrag with just the basic knit and purl stitch. Next is changing colors of yarn. The say all the new things you are going to learn and just learn one or two new things each project which will be a big help for me.
Can't wait to post some photos of all I am making.