That's true of all my OTHER resolutions! (losing weight, getting my house organized, etc.)
My favorite place to list my knitting and crochet projects is Ravelry!
I teach knitting lessons to kids, and love it! You'll have a blast. Good luck!
Silver's Sock Tutorial will help with that one.
Silver's Sock Tutorial
You'll see illustrations and videos on all sorts of increases and decreases here on the KH website. Amy did a great job of putting them together on their own page!
A great way to learn to use both is to make a hat in the round. You start off at the bottom of the hat on a 16 inch circular, then finish off the top on dpns when it gets too small to fit on the circular needles.
I think the hardest part of circular knitting is the very first row, where you join in the round. So, I made a video on YouTube just for that part:
Just pick a simple pattern with one design, like a star or a heart, and go for it!
Here's a simple design for making a happy face with a name above it: Happy Faces