Well, I tried to do the short rows from the other pattern and the last bit of instruction was a bit confusing, so I ended up doing the short rows the best I could (and they didn't turn out too bad...). I continued looking around for some sort of tutorial for doing short rows in the round and lo and behold, there was a link to just such a tutorial on another blog site...with pictures! I will be using these instructions on my next project. For anyone else who has had this same problem and would like to try something different than what they have been doing, here's the link:
Good luck and hope this helps!