I think Django is kicking my butt.
The cables aren't the problem...yes, I have managed to do a couple in the wrong direction, but I caught the mistakes very quickly. It's just that I can't figure out if I have enough yarn.
The pattern calls for 2 x 175 yards of fingering weight sock yarn--Shelridge Farm Soft Touch, to be exact. I have 2 skeins of Claudia Hand Painted, each 175 yards. So theoretically, assuming the sample sock in the pattern only used up one skein, I should be able to do 3 repeats of the leg pattern (same as in the photo) before starting the heel.
I keep telling myself this, but then I look at how much yarn I actually have left in my first skein, and to me it doesn't seem like much, and I can't decide whether to frog one repeat and have a shorter leg, or to keep all the repeats and frog later if I run out of yarn.
Either way, fussing over this has distracted me enough that I made the heel flap too short and have to go and redo it now.