I'm heading down to the border sometime today to drop off The Man on his big adventure hiking 700 miles of the PCT. I hope we leave soon because otherwise we'll get there in the dark.
I'll be bringing hiking gear so I can hike a little with him. I will probably hike an hour with him in the same direction, then hike back, move the car to the next night's location and then hike south until I meet him on the trail, and hike back to the car. I'll do this Friday and Saturday. I might hike with him a little while on Sunday, but then I'll have to turn around and go home.
I'll be bringing a pair of fleece fingerless gloves I sewed myself on my sewing machine. To make them, I laid my hand on a piece of paper with my fingers spread wide and traced around them with a pen. Then I added about a quarter inch around the tracing. Then I cut out the tracing and traced it on to the fleece with a marker. Then I added a little more edge as I cut it out. I pinned the two sides together and sewed with a somewhat narrow and short zig-zag stitch as close to the edge as I could get. Then I turned them inside out and cut off the finger tips. I tested them riding my Vespa and while they are close-fitting they are warm. This fleece sweater I found at the thrift shop that I've made a few things from is the warmest, lightest, thinnest fleece I've ever seen. I wish I could find another sweat shirt, but I guess I'm out of things to make.