I've started this square a couple of times and just could not for the life of me get the hang of it. But for some reason, last Friday I said to myself "it is time to do this. Now." So I cast on for this and here is the result. It's not blocked yet, but on the whole, I think it looks pretty good.
I think all I have left is the border on one square left to do, and then I can start assembling it. That should be an adventure!