Welcome to KH! So glad you found a knitting method that works for you--and so glad you found us, too! There are lots of methods out there, not only in the way you hold the yarn and needles, but also in how you manipulate the yarn. If you get tired of knitting (yeah, right), you might look around YouTube to find some different ways to knit. Also, search this forum.
I learned crochet first, too, and found knitting to be very challenging. I think I've got the hang of it now, but I'm always amazed at people who find knitting easier than crochet!!!!
What kind of hobbies do you raise on your farm?