I am a thrower. I taught myself and that was what the book i picked up taught.
well I am waiting for my shipments of sock yarn to arrive I just got my needles today and now I am waiting for about $250 worth of sock yarn to come (I will be the happiest girl when they all get here)
Picker. I was a crocheter first so picking came more naturally. I tried teaching my daughter to pick, but she isn't really getting it so I'm going to teach her to throw the next time she wants to try knitting.
I like both methods. I was taught by my mom who threw but about 16 years ago my left pointer was slammed in a safe and I couldn't hold my needles so...I taught myself another method. It has come in handy for me though. I knit for fun and enjoy knowing various techniques.
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!