OK... this is a totally random post, but I had to share nonetheless. When I first learned to knit 3 years ago, I was taught the continental knit stitch. Super easy. Alas, when it came time for purling I sucked as it, as many others before me have, and decided that I would try the english method. Purling in the english method was a piece of cake, and I knit all of my projects throwing. However, I've come back to continental numerous times with zero success.
Once again, last night, I decided that as I was in between projects I should give it another go. For some reason beyond my understanding it totally clicked last night. I am now officially a continental purling mahine. My gauge is a little wonky but I think that if I just buckle down and make a little hat or something, it will totally work itself out.
In the words of Rhino the hamster, "Fully AWESOME!!!". ;)