Done! Wound up with literally a few feet of the red, but was able to quickly change course and still get the fun of knitting little white 'lice' on the red foot. We have this pattern posted on Ravelry, and available to eMail free. I shortened the pattern and substituted stripes, then lice on dark proving that you can do whatever you want to do in knitting!
This will look great next year hung at the fireplace mantle.