LOL now I remember, you said you were doing the sweet tomato heel. I'm glad I put my panic on hold, I'll leave it there for a while. I wasn't all that alarmed, just reaction, then breathe, don't panic.
With this heel you increase then work short rows then go back to working in the round. I've not looked at the sweet tomato heel for a long time but expect in some ways it's similar. I think I might like the way I did heels before better but I'm not done yet so the jury is still out.
Thanks for keeping us updated on your own sock adventure. I hope getting the stitches back on the needles isn't too harrowing. Fine yarn and skinny needles make that difficult for me.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper