After (unsuccessfully) trying to teach myself to knit, I have realized that I physically need someone to show me how to knit.
I'd be willing to pay or barter for knitting lessons...whatever you think would be fair.
I"m homeschooling my daughter starting next fall, and I figured I should probably correctly learn to knit before I have to teach her!
Most local yarn shops offer knitting classes - they are also a great place to find people willing to give lessons for $/bartering. A quick google search turned up a yarn shop in Kent: Wild & Wooly Weaving & Knitting (https://plus.google.com/103584531656251591759/about?gl=us&hl=en)