Short rows: Blessing or curse?
You should be able to leave the unworked stitches on your circular needle - based on the assumption that after you work all the short rows you'll go back a pick up all those stitches. Typically with short rows, that's what's done. Are you familiar with short rows at all?
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