I promised myself that this weekend I would learn how to knit by the continental method and I have had it!My next project is going to be a sweater in a seed stitch and I read somewhere that if I could knit in the continental method it would go faster and smoother. NOT TRUE! I have been practicing now with the seed stitch in the English method and have no trouble moving the yarn with just a wave of the index finger. Seeing as it's a basic k1 p1 pattern, I don't lose the tension on the yarn and it is coming out just great. So I have set myself free from believing I am not a good knitter because I can't do the continental. For all you continental knitters out there--an you bi-knitters too I suppose--good for you. I commend you. I applaud you! But I no longer envy you! I will get it done with the English method and feel no shame.