As I child my mother taught me to knit and for many years I knitted my jumpers (sweaters for some of my overseas friends) and cardigans and baby clothes for my nephews and niece when they were born. However, somewhere along the line I no longer knitted but in recent years I have knitted myself and others some scarves. Well this past week I have knitted a coat for my neighbours rescued greyhound Barney. It was rather simple to construct. Now I am not in anyway a dog or pet person but he does look cute in his coat and I even braved it to have some photos taken with him as he came to pick up his new coat.