Here it is in the middle of row 45. Note the handy tools that I have poked into the yarncake. A crochet hook, because sometimes you really need one to pick up a stitch. Or at least I do. A safety pin: This is a handy way to mark the place where you forgot to do a YO and you will pick up the yarn between two stitches and create one as you go back the other way. It works, and it’s a lot faster than tinking the row in question and reknitting it all.
Hard to see, but it’s there: a tapestry needle to run the lifeline with. Repeat after me: Never do lace without a lifeline!
Also there, but not very visible: the humble and hardworking stitch markers. I’ve discovered that it’s really helpful to count the stitches between the markers as often as possible, catching problems before they become embedded. So I count the just-completed pattern section to make sure I’ve done all my YOs (this is my most common mistake) and then as I come back across with the plain knit row I count it again. And when I finish a pattern section with no stitches left over or short, there is the next marker, which makes me cry out with joy, “Marker!” Very satisfying.