When I downloaded the photos this became evident:
I had knitted four rows with just regular knit stitches rather than twisted knit stitches. And although it's not that big a deal, they are glaringly evident to me. So I ripped out 58 rows and am pretty much where I was last week. I guess it's not expected when you're switching between patterns with twisted stitches and without.
At least my birthday knitting is going along relatively smoothly :-)