Long tall when casting
I'm a moderate level knitter, I would guess, but one thing has always plagued me, and Ive never had anyone to ask!!! After I cast on, and I start my first line, my "tail" always grows. I don't know if this is normal, of if I,ve always done something backwards.. I feel I'm doing something wrong, because it is really tricky to get through that first line if my work is really long because the tail grows in between the needles, so by the time I,m only half way through, I'm pulling 10 inches of yarn to tighten each stitch!
If it helps, I cast on by making my slipknot, then looping the yarn on my finger with a twist, and slipping it on the needle. (loop, twist, slip, if that makes any verbal sence)
Could anyone put my wonder to rest and let me know if this is normal, or if there is a way to do the first line with out this problem?