I think I'm convinced that this is a flower basket. Jane is clever with her TIAS, though, so we'll see where Day 6 goes!
Here is the progress through Day 5:
Today's technique is a Lock Chain. A lock chain is simply a chain made by flipping the first half-stitch, and not flipping the 2nd half-stitch. The result is a bit of a braided look vs. clean double-stitches:
I did a little chain study back HERE as well, but when I don't use these techniques often I tend to forget them. There are so many interesting chain techniques to try - I find them especially fun when making bookmark tails.
Check out the 2013 TIAS Blog and see everyone's progress and guesses as to what this year's project is!