Knitting is like raising children. Everybody is an expert and prepared to tell you the best way to do it, which is of course their way. Do it your way. As long as it's turning out the way you want, you are doing it right. If it isn't, adjust accordingly. Your way. You can look at what other people do for ideas, but you don't have to copy them.
This is another THANG that makes me NUTS. The Knitting Police. The ones who tell other knitters dumb crap like that they "Aren't purling right," when the stitch is turning out fine. If you "aren't purling right" you'll see it. If the stitch is not twisted or otherwise distorted, obviously you are doing it right. It doesn't matter how you get there, use whatever motions are easiest for you. This isn't the friggin' Olympics, nobody deducts points for style. But I've seen threads on KR fretting about "knitting styles" wanting to label their style as Something Official, and so many people eager to help the poor befuddled one analyze and name that style, as if it matters to the finished product. It doesn't. I have been knitting since I was 8 years old, that is, oh my God, 40 years, and even I don't know what Style I am. I move the yarn with my left hand, so that's Continental-ish, but I wasn't taught in any formal class, the Aunts just showed me how to make a stitch and not twist it by accident, and left me to figure it out. My formal knitting training was a couple of rainy afternoons when I was 8. I had learned to crochet already so moving the yarn with my left hand felt natural to me. I don't know if any of the aunts knitted that way, I never paid attention. I don't know how to knit "right." If I'm doing a long stretch of purls I move the yarn with my thumb. I'm fine with my self-taught style because it's fast and not hard on hands that are already carpal tunnel challenged and produces nice even stitches, but I don't know what the hell it is, and I can't teach it to anyone else.
I wish I could share work issues here, but maybe one of these days I will be able to. All I want is a little stability, the confidence to buy a new car, an idea of whether I should stay and remodel the bathroom, or continue to get this place ready to put on the market. I have no clue.