So what did I do? I hit the web, Pinterest, Amazon. I finally settled on these two items to start with:
The Clover "Hana-Ami" Flower Loom
The Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit and Weave Loom Kit.
I was able to jump right in with the Hana-Ami flower loom and make flowers no problem. Using yarn, wire, whatever you can wrap, knit, weave on the small loom -- it really is easy to figure out.
The Martha Stewart loom is taking a bit more practice as I am actually attempting knitting on it. It's taking me an adjustment period, playing around with getting the tension just right. Still I am knitting. I'm just not making anything yet -- more like making practice squares and rounds -- but that's so much better than I ever did with traditional knitting needles where I got exactly nothing done.