well, i don't know if i'd call continental easier - it was a challenge for me and I definitely noticed i knit tighter using continental - but maybe that problem gets better with practice. but i'll keep trying. the other thing now is to try continental style with something that has cables - we'll see how that challenge goes.
My RED sweater is going to the "VIGDIS" from the Elsebeth Lavold book. and another RED sweater i just started this weekend (finished the back panel last night) is the the "Portia" from a Berroco booklet. it's pretty easy so far, we'll see how it goes with the next section. i LOVE RED.