There are loads of books and patterns and a couple of boxes of yarn cones - and of course I had goold old YouTube. I managed to get one of the machines set up ok - and followed the instructions. I have learnt one way to cast on - and I have managed to do a bit of plain knitting. I haven't learn't how to cast off yet - there seem to be a couple of extra thingies for that.
Yes - it is perched on my way too small side table in the summer house. The old goat was pottering about in the garden making me a proper knitting table to use. Knitting tables are narrow, long - and quite low as you work just above lap height - not as high up as a work table.
I don't know if I will ever get good enough to do all the fancy lace work pattern books - or the books with all the pictures in - but if I can manage a few plain strips I can make blankets and big dog coats. I have a range and look in mind for that, and I will aim to have a few picture coats next Christmas.
I will keep you up to date as I progress - anyone out there that can use a knitting machine - all advice would be VERY welcome.