In other words, The Toddler is explaining that he went to Natural Stitches to choose the yarn for his Tomten jacket. The Toddler is still a fan of The Opinionated Knitter, and keeps leafing through it, chanting "red sweater? red sweater?" So I had my husband bring him in at the end of my shift yesterday so he could see all the reds for himself.
I told him he could choose his red yarn, and he replied "Hmmm," putting his finger to his lips and looking carefully at the yarn. He pointed out various cottons, saying "This is coot [cute]. This is a red one. This is a purple one." I don't know where he got the cute remark; I'm thinking he's been shopping with my sister. But for those of you looking for educational opportunities for your small children, a yarn store is a great place to talk about colors.
His choice, after a consultation with the staff of Natural Stitches and one black bunny visiting for the afternoon, is Cascade 220 Superwash Handpaints in the "cherry pie" colorway, a vibrant mix of reds. I think it will be a lot of fun to knit up as I tackle another Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern.