The first thing I do in the morning now, workwise, is my Barbara Walker swatch. I'm not putting it off to later in the day because I know that the chances of being side-tracked increase with every hour that I'm awake.
Today, my swatch is Broken Rib (bottom) and Double Broken Rib (top):
The Broken Rib is worked on an odd number of stitches with a two-row repeat, very easy and meditative to work. The Double Broken Rib is worked over a mulyiple of 4 plus 2 and has a four-row repeat; it takes a bit more concentration to set it up but is then easy to "read" the fabric.
Not as elastic as a k1, p1 rib with a little curl at the edges, the back can easily be the "public side":
I love the Double Broken Rib.