:-) thank for the reminder, Mary
Yes, for those with a little sewing skill, or a loved one with such skill....the effect is like having a pair of quilted potholders on your pants, right where you hit the mat and swivel to turn!
A golden oldie "how to" Mirror column almost ten years old http://www.aikiweb.com/columns/themirror/2005_11.html
It's a great trick, Janet -- I passed it on to a dojo-mate who works construction and spends a lot of time in crawl spaces. Internally his knees are in great shape, but he's got to where there's one spot that needs a little break from the pressure. The fleece did the trick for him -- got him through summer camp without a hitch!