You only had one what? One needle? You have to work the stitches with the other end of the needle they're on. I get it messed up every time I try using 2 circs. It helps to have different needles (color or material they're made of) for each set.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper