Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why I Love Lifelines...

...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.

  1. Lifelines save your work.
  2. They don't save all your work.
  3. Lifelines keep you from starting completely over.
  4. They won't let you rip out your work and start fresh.
  5. Lifelines keep you from "making do," and ask you to fix your mistakes.
  6. They encourage perfection, much like the Borg of Star Trek fame.
  7. Lifelines keep you sane.
  8. They don't really.
  9. Lifelines make you take the needles out of your work, creating near mayhem scenes, like this one.
  10. Lifelines use up all the dental floss.