I can now do both! I taught myself English but just recently learned Continental. I find that my hands don't get as sore using Continental, and I'd like to try fair isle sometime, which I've read is easier if you can knit Continental.
I'm teaching dd to knit, and she's a thrower. Whatever makes you happy is my motto!
Nathalie - AuburnChick's Adventures
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
-- Isaac Asimov