My problem was when I put down the needle and picked it back up because I'm not advance enough to know where I left off and where I needed to pick it back up. I figured it out by playing around, however.
I'm putting a small tag (a bread tag) on the side where the butt of the straight knitting needle would have been. The side of the project without the bread tag is where I need to start working. I'm not sure if I can explain it properly, but it seems to be working.