Last weekend, I ended up doing a lot of knitting in front of the television. There had been a mall shooting in a shopping centre in my hometown on Saturday where six people were killed by the shooter, who committed suicide afterwards. The entire day, we had the tv on, had people on the phone, were checking up on friends and family to see if they were okay.. I'm glad I can say that my friends and family are all fine but we were all shocked and scared. There's about 75.000 people living in this city but it's times like this you find that really, it's like a small town, where everyone knows everyone and something as tragic as this will bring the whole community closer together.
I spent most of the time that we were watching tv with my knitting in my lap, and it has grown to almost the size it should be before I start the decreases, which, admittedly, still isn't very large. (think 20 stitches wide and 60 rows long..) Here's the thing, though.
It's curling up again. I can stretch it out a bit and because it's so thick, it stays straight for a bit and will even stand up vertically, but give it a nudge and it rolls right back.
Am I doing something wrong? Am I knitting too tight? Or is this simply a matter of 'stockinette will curl, end of story'?
I am going to go ahead and finish this, despite the curling, because I have to make a flap and then fold the body in two and sew it closed along the sides, which would probably negate any curling. But I am curious why it would do this.
What do you think, knitting gurus? My fail?