Having never used an actual for-real sock pattern and inasmuch as I don't have the book, I'm no help. I do *knit* in my sleep; I'll wake up and realize I was dreaming of whatever I've been working on. Sometimes I'll have worked out something I've been having a problem with.
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