another brand-new knitter (as in two days ago) here w/ a question about double casting-on and the tail:
as i cast on, is the tail supposed to grow shorter? i've tried casting on a few times now but the tail end always gets eaten up so i just frog it and start over, and don't know what i'm doing wrong. if this is not (as i suspect) what to do, how do i prevent this from happening and use the skein-end of the yarn instead?
also, when casting on my loops end up crooked -- what can i do to correct this?
sorry for what must seem like such basic questions, i'm so new...and thanks for whatever advice you all can offer!