Hi, everyone, I'm a new knitter. I learned from a wonderful YouTube video. I learned continental b/c it was easier on my hands and just seemed visually simpler and faster to me. Unfortunately, I had already purchased several knitting reference books before I picked up this continental style. Much of what's in these bks isn't helpful to us continentals. I take up the info slack by turning to You Tube and other internet sources. Are any of you familiar w/ a really good continental knitting book that you would recommend or vice versa one you would absolutely not recommend? I'm also on the hunt for a particularly welcoming group of knitters in the Hoover, AL area. Much more communion and fellowship if real folks meet.