Okay, this just in....apparently I am a CONTINENTAL knitter. The b/f decided to have me try another method rather than the apparent standard. This works for me as he says "I don't get as pissy and my face doesn't contort as much when I am trying to get my stitches done".
He also says that I'm much faster at it, which is funny because I've heard a lot of people state that "If you think standard knitting is difficult, wait until you try continental knitting!"
Apparently, this method works for me, granted I have to learn how to purl while using this method...anyone have any ideas?
PS - I have also gotten my 2nd tattoo (1st from an actual tattoo artist). If anyone wants to see, I'll post it later. :) And TY to the b/f for being there and dealing with my short nails going into his fingers and almost ripping them off on a few occasions. LOL