I am back and ready to find out if anyone is interested in spats. I was unfortunately not able to pursue this earlier this year as planned because my dad broke his hip for the 3rd time. He has been fighting a bone infection and battling the war of who was going to win - healing bone vs infection. He is now allowed to walk around the house without any crutches at all. As you can imagine, he is terrified since he was told this before and oops, broke! So far, so good.
Regarding the spats, you choose the color and as long as it is available, I can make them up for you. They will be $10 plus shipping to you.