Oh, how funny!
I had the idea that Continental was the "right" way and I just couldn't get it. Then when I started with English, "it" would come and go. But then I got it, and it is even starting to make sense.
I discovered all those fun funky yarns, and I decided to make a scarf for my friend who is coming to visit this week. I told her I was trying to teach myself to knit and she jokingly asked for a scarf. But hey, I am doing it! I am finding that the funky yarns are great at hiding my beginner sins. One day I will make that baby sweater with teeny yarns maybe, but for now, I'm happy! (and yes, hooked)