Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Clifford Red

A while ago I bought two skeins of Knitpicks Andean Treasure, 100% baby alpaca, in Hot Rod Heather. It was on closeout sale and I though if I liked the color I would buy enough for a sweater.

Just looking at my skeins, I wasn't impressed with the color, didn't order any more, and now it's a discontinued color.


Then I did some swatching with it, shown above, and fell in love with the color.

So . . . Does anyone have 15 or more skeins of Andean Treasure Hot Rod Heather they'd like to sell? Please email me.


Last week I was wearing the red hat (above) and my red Land's End Squall Jacket at the grocery store when a little boy about two years old pulled on my arm and said, "mumble, bumble, ump, dog."

I greeted him and asked him to repeat what he said so I might understand. He repeated, "mumble, bumble, ump, dog."

Then his mother appeared and translated, "You look like Clifford the dog."

Now I can't wear my red coat without thinking I look like Clifford. But, that's OK. It's a pleasant thought.


One of my yarn Christmas/birthday gifts from Idaho was more red yarn. This is On-line Cosmo, 75% Merino, 5% cashmere, and 25% nylon.

I'm thinking maybe a pair of Cookie A. socks from Knit.Sock.Love which should be arriving any day now. Or maybe a scarf to complete my Clifford look.

9 comments:

Judy S. said...

Great color. I hope you can find more of it. Clifford is one of the good guys.......

Lynn said...

I knew exactly who you meant when I read the title! Clifford the Big Red Dog!! I don't have the yarn, but it's pretty!

NMjewel said...

No yarn here, either, but it sure is a beauty! You aren't Aries by any chance?

BeadKnitter said...

It is a wonderful color. You might try Ravelry. Quite a few people have this color. You might be able to talk someone out of theirs.

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/knit-picks-andean-treasure/stashes?status=&cf=red&photoless=0&search=

The story of the little boy is cute.

Kathy said...

Clifford, so funny. I'll call the store that is closing by me and see if by chance they have your yarn....

Dorothy said...

How cute! I supposed you could do worse. At least you weren't wearing purple and being called Barney! Can't help with the yarn - I have no red in either my wardrobe or my stash. I did by some "almost" red for some socks. Maybe I need to remedy that. Your hat looks beautiful! Have you tried looking for the yarn on Ravelry?

Judy said...

Oh, Clifford is GOOD people, er, dog!

And I'm wondering, could you feel the earth quake?

Kathy said...

Did you design the hat pattern? It is very pretty.

Kathy said...

I agree with the other Kathy, the hat is wonderful