My sister's dog had an accident before Christmas which left her back end paralysed.
We're hoping and praying that this is temporary, but in the mean time one little problem has been the knuckles of her back feet getting sore as they occasionally scrape the ground when she's 'walked' around using a sling.
Sis asked whether it would be possible to make some socks for the pooch to protect her feet. A quick Google search turned up this pattern from Rebecca at Chemknits. I'm especially pleased because I follow her blog with interest and have sometimes mentioned a post on Hand Spinning News.
Although Rebecca labels the pattern a 'prototype', I followed it to the letter and it was perfect. I've made two pairs, they were very quick to make (each pair in one sitting) and work a treat.