I'm cruising on some migraine medication and unable to string together two coherent thoughts, so I thought I'd attempt to field some questions in the comments.
-A tutorial on fixing dropped stitches in lace knitting would be lovely, but I don't have a system for it. It's all trial and error. In a big way. I usually do it a stich at a time and keep poking at it until I figure out if it's right or not. Tracking back to yarnovers and picking up from there is a good place to start; so is working backward from decreases. Remember, when a stitch zips back to a yarnover, the column of stitches stops there. When a column of stitches zips back to a decrease, it turns into TWO unzipped stitches. I won't admit how long it took me to figure that out.
-The knife reference from the husbeast was actually documented, way back in the archives. In a nutshell, I had a pocket knife in my knitting bag and lost my temper with a cheap circular needle one night. The first mention is here; scroll down to 'I killed the Blue Shimmer'. Further lameass rastionalizations by yours truly can be found here and here. You will note in the last post I mention that the husbeast will never let me hear the end of it. And I point out that two years later, he's still going on about it. So. It's nice to be right.