...or, Why I Hate Lifelines
But first, a definition.
Lifeline (noun) a thin thread run through a row of knitting in order to preserve the work up to that point, most commonly used in lacework due to the complication of the pattern.
- Lifelines save your work.
- They don't save all your work.
- Lifelines keep you from starting completely over.
- They won't let you rip out your work and start fresh.
- Lifelines keep you from "making do," and ask you to fix your mistakes.
- They encourage perfection, much like the Borg of Star Trek fame.
- Lifelines keep you sane.
- They don't really.
- Lifelines make you take the needles out of your work, creating near mayhem scenes, like this one.
- Lifelines use up all the dental floss.