Me again. I am new at this, so don't be made that I post every day. Anyway, I know I don't hold the yarn properly. I am not doing continental or English. I guess I am close to English. I hold the yarn in my right hand (not wrapped around an fingers or anything), and during stitches I just move my whole hand and wrap the yarn around the needle. I know this isn't the proper way, but for the moment it is working. I'm sure some people will say to do whatever is most comfortable. My problem is that since I am holding things wrong, my tension is only so-so for knitting and horrible for purling.
I know I need to wrap my fingers somehow before I get into to many bad habits and can't change. I have watched the videos on knittinghelp.com over and over and I can't seem to get the wrapping down. It is either too loose and falls off my fingers, or to tight and doesn't flow for the next stitch.
Can anyone give me any advice? When I was trying continental, it definitely felt like a much smoother and faster stitch (except for the whole tension issue). And I am a lefty if that matters (for deciding between the 2 styles)