Ribbing question again

i know ribbing has been touched on very recently, but i reread the post and i’m not quite sure on the answer to my maybe problem. i’ve got yet another attempt at socks on the needles and things are going along grand, but whenever i switch from ribbing to the knitting in the round, my k stitches in the stockinette part only are like half the size of the k stitches in the ribbing, tighter, shorter… is this normal? they look nice and all… i’m afraid i’m either knitting too tenaciously (for a change) in the st. part, but i feel like my ribbing is pretty tight, so i’m not sure.

thanks! :slight_smile: