Janis, I've seen the photos you've posted and your knitting looks wonderful. Whatever you're doing is working. Sometimes experimenting with different styles or different ways of holding the yarn makes a difference in the level of comfort or consistency with tension or the ease of making the stitches. Sometimes keeping at it until it feels more natural works. I looked back and found you posted your first FO on 6/23. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=113551
It could be that you've just not been knitting long enough for it to feel natural. I learned crochet first and it was a long time before it felt like things just flowed and knitting was the same way. I actually tried learning to knit a number of times but I was just too clumsy to handle 2 needles and the yarn. I think I was finally able to learn Continental because it was so much like crochet. Having actually learned that first it was the way I stuck with and now learning a new style of doing anything - throwing the yarn with my right hand, a different way to purl, whatever - frustrates me because I don't like the learning curve involved. My point is that you do knit beautifully and whichever style you settle with is OK.
One place I do think Continental style excels over English style is in ribbing or seed stitch. Moving the yarn from front to back and vice versa is easier and faster, but Norwegian purling beats regular Continental purling there. Otherwise, I think they're equally terrific.