This past weekend was spent at Madrona Fiber Arts in Tacoma, WA. It's an awesome event that offers workshops and a vendor mall, with lots of knitters, spinners and other fiber people getting together and spending time together. The lunch area isn't what you'd usually expect, as the tables are full of fibers and surrounded by people playing with their yarn and fiber, or sharing their projects with others. I'll talk about the classes I took in another post, but now I want to show you the basket I finished just in time to use to tote the supplies needed for one of the classes.
The pattern is called a New England (Penobscot - style) Tote Basket. I love the way it came out, although I had to make a tiny change in the rim, binding it with waxed linen, instead of reed as the pattern stated, because there wasn't enough space to get reed between the stakes. I should have let the stakes spread apart more as I started up the sides, as it would have made the basket a bit larger and there would have been enough space for the reed. I love it just the way it is!