Swatch Knitting

One of my favorite things to do between projects is to learn new ways to knit. Sometimes I come up with new ideas to finish or start a project. 

For example; the green and white swatches on the left are practice runs for left SS and cording neck finishes. The bottom white is a bottom edge or sleeve finish. The blue in the middle is a seed stitch finish and bind off with stockinette stick between. The red and black is a swatch of red ribbing start finished off with a black ribbing bind off - I wanted to see which color I wanted to use for the binding before I started my project.