Good for you. I also recently taught myself continental, but I can only do it with the Norwegian purl. I've managed to do a regular continental purl with a p2tog, though.
Also, as a note into my first venture in colorwork using both English and Continental I noticed that my English stitches were much tighter than my continental stitches, and I'm not sure what to do about it other than to practice and get the English looser. It is something to watch out for.