A commenter on my blog here (woo-hoo people actually read this thing!) requested a recommendation for good knitting books. Based on some asking around here are some possibilities:
The Knitters Handbook
The Big Book of Knitting
Knitting for Dummies
These seemed to be popular choices. Most are fairly inexpensive too! For any books you like I would suggest Half.Com since its a great way to get books at a very low price, especially if you want "working" copies and don't mind "used" books.
Additionally, my girlfriend at Sticks and Stitches likes these online sites with videos of how to do all the techniques and access to lots of free patterns