Thank You for the bump, Ingrid, and thanks for the reply, Julie!!
Julie, yes the heel stitches are on one needle- after I did the leg, I used one needle to do the heel flap and to turn the heel. The other needle is just hanging out up at the leg ribbing.
I used the left point of the heel needle to pick up the 11 stitches along the side of the heel flap, but then got confused when the pattern read:
"Look at the other end of your needle, where the 14 heel turn stitches are patiently waiting. Transfer the distant 7 to the other needle."
All 25 stitches were at that point on one end of one circular needle- she makes it sound as if they shouldn't be? Even if they should, I can't figure out how i would transfer the distant 7 to the other needle without getting totally messed up.
I guess if I haven't figured it out by tomorrow, I'll take it to the LYS and see if anyone there knows how to do it. Thanks for trying to help!!