And now I'm a Picker!
I've been throwing since I learned how to knit (because the friend who taught me is a thrower), and then I began this 2x2 rib sweater (Tempting). I had to knit 14 inches of ribbing before I started the sleeves and it was not moving along very quickly at all. And I want to wear the sweater for one of my upcoming bridal showers, which are upcoming very soon.
I had tried to do the left-hand carry before, but couldn't get the purl stitch to go correctly--it was always twisted when I tried to work into it on the next round. I gave up on that, though I was pretty sure I should be a picker, because I began my fiber life as a crocheter (yarn in left, hook in right hand). Then, then! I found Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti and now I worship at the altar of Maggie Righetti because I can now pick-purl. I have no idea what I was doing before, or what I'm doing differently now. It just works and it's awesome.
If you knit, do you pick or throw? If you crochet, how do you hold the hook (pencil or knife)?
(Pardon me as I abandon you for the moment... I have to work on the sleeve.)