My first project was a chunky knit scarf with a button fasten. I did it all in garter stitch and t whent a bit wobbly (those magic self generating stitches all of us new knitters now and loathe :shrug: ) but i unravveled and managed to straighten it out.
Then i tried the whisper soft slippers (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/cotton_chen_whisp_slipprs_layout.html) which whent surprisingly well. I did them ull in a chunky blue and purple wool which is lovely and warm.
im attempting the watch-cap next my first go at circular needles! and im experimenting with fun yarns at the moment making two scarves, one in black eylash and red whisp, and another in a lovely wool/ribbon twist using elongated stitches which should turn out quite nice.