Here's the video I used to learn brioche, I think it's actually pretty easy once you have it set up. The scarf is knit using just one repeating row, you should give it a shot!
Here's a good finger knitting video - I've used it to make a hat, but you can use it to make any roughly circular object you want. A bonus is that, because of how tactile the process is, you can fingerknit without looking once you've got a bit of practice. I actually knit (one of) those legwarmers while watching a movie at my local theater. My next finger knitting project is a Haramaki, AKA a belly warmer.
I'd love to see what you're working on! And also puppy pictures.