It's so cool to learn new techniques or just do something better and/or more efficiently. While knitting the BYOB, for the most part, I knitted continental style (yarn in the left hand). I really have a hard time knitting lace continental style (it's the k2 togethers that do me in) -- but I try to use it whenever I can -- and it really did speed up the BYOB seed stitch panels. And when knitting the color change rows (alternating colors every stitch), knitting with my right finger and purling with my left had me zipping right along. It almost seemed that knitting with two colors was faster than with just one.