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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Last Training Hike and Gumby Progress

Cathy and I took the last of my training hikes today. Focus was miles rather than weight. We went to the North Country Trail and did 8.2 miles. Including two breaks, we were out for 2 hours and 29 minutes. So that was a pretty good pace.

We went through the Sterling Marsh section from 76th St to 96th St and back. Plenty of mosquitoes today! They kept us moving.

Sterling Marsh

We saw a tree covered with Chicken Mushroom,

Chicken mushroom

Chicken mushroom

I was hoping to get the Gumby II jacket done today, but it goes slowly because it's a fairly complicated design and I have to figure out the order of each step and exactly how to do it. But I wouldn't want you to think I wasn't actually making this!

This is an odd looking piece! It's half the hood with one of the front zipper panels.

pattern piece for nylon jacket

It assembled nicely.

hood assembly for a nylon jacket

Here are the sleeves and body except for the front pocket panel.

nylon jacket body

Next up, I have to attach the hood to the body. The seam is continuous and taped. (For an inexpensive rain suit Gumby sure was made well.) I was just trying to figure out which surfaces go together first and how the bias tape is incorporated into that when Cathy came for our walk.

I should finish this tonight, but it's not going to happen. I'll just have to move into high gear tomorrow.

In other news: I got the kitchen mess pretty well cleaned up! Hike 100 is at 77 miles

North Country Trail, 8.2 miles, Lake County 76th St to 96th and back

See Half of Gumby Turns Blue
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1 comment:

Ann Thompson said...

The jacket portion of the suit looks like a complicated process

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