i guess i'll stick with the pointer finger thing or just never purl again... we'll see. the pointer finger actually works pretty well, though, it's nice that when you lift it back up, the yarn is just waiting there to be held by your finger again. magical! i think it just gets me because i can knit continental just like the video. as much as i enjoy the continental knitting, i almost get bored not throwing, so maybe i'll stick with the English purling for some variety for a while.
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Brendajos, thanks for that link! I might give those other methods a shot, as well! Those videos sure are.... different than what I'm accustomed to from Amy! we are totally spoiled!