Finally I have the flimsy assembled and I'm pleased with it. I think I'll tie it with brown floss and bind it with brown fabric and get it off to its rightful owner as soon as I can.
So perhaps a fishy jacket in the next size is going to happen after all! Am headed out to Lancaster County in a week and a half and I'm hoping that Log Cabin shop will have some Odyssea. If not, I imagine I can find it on line.