Well, I lost the whole thing and frogged back to the beginning. I knew that would be a possibility and it really wasn't that much work, only about 2.5 inches. I had marked the beginning stitch and pulled it all off the needles. Then I frogged back to past the mistake but I could not get it back on the needles, even using one 2 sizes smaller. I couldn't see the loop of the stitch at all. The yarn I'm using is Elann Esprit and it has elastic in it. It's very springy and it looked like the stitches were stretched just a bit on the needles, so when I took the needle out they snapped back. I have poor eyesight so I'm sure that was part of the problem as well. Oh well, I guess I could use a little more practice in ribbing.
Thank you for the tips. On just about any yarn without elastic in it I think I would have succeeded.