Sadly, there isn't much to report, other than I haven't shown more than a swatch before now. The yarn is a little inconsistent in grist, but I like the way it slides through my fingers, almost like silk. Switching from my usual method of English (aka as throwing) to Continental (aka picking) has not only made ribbing easier, it has evened out the stitches. Once the ribbing is finished I'll switch back to English. I have knit in both fashions for extended periods, but find throwing preferable. Switching mid-project isn't a good idea as my gauge changes, although it should be fine for the ribbing.
Because I taught myself to knit I did little more than grab onto the yarn with my whole hand. Lack of technique caused cramping and other repetitive motion issues. The fluid way a LYS owner knit (this is in the 1980s) attracted me, as did her constant encouragement to try Continental knitting.
However, after changing methods I still fought gauge issues. When I saw the way another teacher knit I switched to English. I liked the way her hands moved and thought it would also help my gauge. Years later, I'm still fighting repetitive motion issues, but I've settled into throwing my yarn and using my dual handed talent when needed. Stretching, strengthening, and limiting time with the needles is the best way to knit.