I started that the other night and I'm not sure it's going the way it should. It's the bit on the needles right now...here's a closer-up photo.
It just doesn't look right to me. So, I'm back to the sock for a while. While we both hibernate, I'm sure everything will become clear. So far, with this pattern that has been the norm. When something seems counter-intuitive, it's because I'm looking at it wrong. My knitter's intuition needs to be prodded a little.
Meanwhile we'll have a houseful of company for a few days. A sock is the only social knitting I can manage.