That happens, especially if you set your work done for a bit. Just grab the knitting and push it through the inside of the circle. Life is good again. It will help as a newbie if you learn what the stitches look like. If they are shaped like the letter V (knit stitch), you're going in the right direction. If they look like a turtle neck on a sweater, that's the purl side and you need to turn it around. Your working yarn should always come off the right needle. If it's coming off the left, it's backwards. Turn it around.
Welsh corgis are cool.