Hi, there, Marianna. I tried to learn knitting several times and couldn't until I tried Continental style. If one style is not working for you try another. I know of English, Continental, Portuguese, and Eastern European styles, all accomplish the same end in somewhat different ways. Your LYS owner is obviously brilliant to point you here! Hmmmmmm.....I wonder who they are.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper