I've been cruising around the web and this is just the best, most comprehensive, professionally done, user friendly site for knitters out there. As just a wash cloth knitter, I am that low brow
"thrower" type, who is trying to move into the bigger leagues using the Continental method to create
beautiful scarves, sweaters, and afghans for my family. I've tried and tried to master the Continental method, but it feels cumbersome, makes my fingers and hands ache and generally just frustrates
me to no end. I'm beginning to think that maybe some people's hands, finger shapes and strength allow them to master this method more easily than others. My rendition of the throwing type of knitting causes me to rest my right needle on my leg in order to keep control. Some how this all works for me and I appear to be able to deliver a suitable product. However, I am embarrassed by this performance and will not take a class or knit in public for fear of odd looks from a teacher or on-looker. I guess what I'm looking for here is an opinion or a reassurance that I may continue learning to knit the various stitches in my unorthodox style without seriously hampering my mastery of the art of knitting.