Thank you for the fix, I can now get the messages from the server saying that my skill has increased and I have gotten two more patterns..WOOT! The only thing that is odd is that with all this goodness, if I go to my skill window it still shows my basketry skill as 25. I do not really care so much since it must be working or I wouldnt be getting the messages and the patterns.
I did try woodworking today, went through abput 5 trees making all kinds of different things and did not get any messages saying my skill is increasing or new patterns. But I do not know if that is normal since woodworking is new. Just an FYI.