There is nothing I hate more, than when knitters are told they are doing it wrong. As long as you are making interlocking loops with your needles you are knitting. Whether your left or right hand holds the yarn, whether or not you wrap forwards or backwards, whether you use wood, metal, or plastic needles, be they DPNs, Circs, or Straights. As long as you are not creating a twisted stitch, unless you need it for the texture effect, you are knitting. And don’t let anyone tell you different!