Now I'm just not sure if I like the stockinette with the other stitch patterns. Yeah, I know the ladybird stitch isn't right--I got interruped too many times, not to mention working late at night in poor light, but I figure it's a swatch, so not a big deal.
I'm using a wonderful yarn from my friend Elizabeth, and the new KnitPicks Options needles in size 3US. I LOVE them, but I'm thinking I might go down one needle size to make the stockinette more dense.
Added later: the yarn is actually that wonderful raspberry color from the previous post's picture--I didn't take the time to perfect the color in the picture above. But the yarn does look more red in certain lights. It's very pretty!