I did cast on for the Lamb's Pride Bulky basket last week. With the green skein the bottom turned out a few cms shorter than the width, and that is fine. I thought it was small, though. Using all the yarn would mean a tall narrow basket, so I picked up stitches around the edges, increasing at each corner, to make a basket with rounded bottom. I knitted this in plain blue garter stitch. How do you knit garter stitch in the round? You purl every other row. The sides will have moss stitch stripes that create a nice dotted effect, even nicer when felted, I hope.
This morning I put the stitches on a second circular needle, to see how it looks. I'm sure it will be too large, a low wide basket. I did two rows with increases, so I have decided that I will unpick to the second increase. This will make it smaller. A good decision to take now, rather than several inches later, I think.
I started on blanket #139 too, and this is what it looks like. I often wonder why I continue to put effort into these blankets, and then I look at this and I really like it. I was going to say dark is my favourite, but they are all my favourites.