And then I have another error to report. In her gracious way, Meg pointed out that in my journaling from camp, I mixed up SSK with CDD. Here is how she explained the latter to me:
The cdd (centered double-decread\se): slip 2 tog k'wise, k1, p2sso
Barbara Walker's original ssk: slip 1 k'wise, slip 1 k'wise, insert L needle and k2tog
Dee Barrington's variation of ssk: slip 1 k'wise, slip 1 p'wise, insert L needle and k2tog.
Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes!