Hey gang, I made a tutorial for anchoring your first stitch. It is called the loop start technique, or the knotless loop start for cross stitch. It's super easy to do and I hope it helps you!
Caveat: I had to use a craptastic camera to do this and it does not do close-up shots. HOWEVER, I am getting new equipment next week! I will re-do this video as well as create more tutorials when the new stuff gets here. So hang tight! In the meantime, I hope this can help!