As I’m finishing up my third annual “lace personal challenge” project I’ve been thinking about life lines. Life lines are little threads (often unwaxed dental floss) knitters will run through a row of stitches, most often in lace; a kind of safety net. Should the project ever tragically come off of the needles or the knitter finds they’ve made a big mistake, they can let the knitting unravel back to that life line where their stitches will be held neatly for them ready to try, try again. Some knitters think using life lines is a mark of weakness. I don’t know about you, but if a piece of floss can keep me from possibly losing hours and hours of work then I’m going to use it.