It turned out well. The little acid green buttons are perfect. The solid blue is the perfect border (even if it should have been wider for the buttonholes) The buttonholes are perfect! (even if they needed a few more stitches to work them easily.
I'm going to have to pepper all but the speediest sweater projects with little things. Simple scarves, baby things, plain unadorned socks. It will insert a little gratification into the big things.
Now back to hypnotic lace.