Yet Another Hobby

I just finished my second basket making class on Monday.  The first week we had to choose colors and wrap the handle:

We are making a ribbed market basket.  I thought it was great the first week, and seemed so easy.  Week # 2 required more patience and intuitive thinking.  At the beginning of the class on Monday I was wondering how this could possibly take 5 weeks total.  Now I am wondering how I will possibly get it done in 5 weeks.

Since the basket is oblong, we have to fill in the sides more than the bottom to get even coverage.  Lindsay, another knitter, and I instantly realized that we were just weaving short rows!