It's relaxing, in the same way that ironing or strolling around the pond is relaxing... two rows knit, 6 rows lace, 2 rows knit...
This sort of rhythmic, let-your-mind-wander activity is especially dangerous for me, because before I know it, I'm doing 10 rows lace and oops! Wrong carriage! I'm not nearly savvy enough to back up 4 rows of machine knitting. I was successful at backing up one row of plain knitting after I got hypnotized by the knit carriage, but I'm scared to try backing up the lace.
Anyway, here's the final project, blocking on the floor:
So those are nice eyelets. They don't belong there, but it was too scary for me to try to fix them. I decided I can live with a row of eyelets.
I have a plan now. I'm going to use Brother Henry for stash busting. This scarf was made using commercial, big box store yarn. I have an overly large stash of yarn like this. Once I've made a big dent in it, I'll start using my own handpainted yarns. And zone happily away in a state of hypnotized bliss!