I took a few minutes during mid morning break to cast off the seed stitch swatch. I bound it off in pattern as called for. It sat while I hunted for the post by Techknitter on binding off. She shows three different ways in which to bind off the last stitch. I chose b.
I followed her directions carefully and it was a success.
No ugly last stitch. Here is the swatch prior to blocking it.
And after blocking.
My tension is better also as it is smaller than the first sample.
As I was blocking this swatch, I thought about how much I have enjoyed improving my knitting skills.