When I was little, my favorite color was blue. My sister and I shared a bedroom and when it was time to paint, I begged Pop to paint the room blue. He painted the room a nice robin's egg blue, which I loved, but eventually the novelty wore off. I haven't been a fan of blue as a room color since, and other than jeans I don't wear blue often. The shop has some lovely cotton yarns currently in stock and to promote one of them (and make a new top) Paula thought the Bistro Shirt would be a nice way to show off Queensland Collection's Pima Fresca. It comes in lovely colors--Carol's making a top with the orange and I passed up the green for a denim blue. I love knitting with this cotton. It has a nice thick and thin texture and is kettle dyed, so there's a little variation in the color. The pattern is from Oat Couture and very simple and fast to knit. I'm already on the cap sleeve shaping on the back. It's a welcome break from my involved projects of lace, cables, and color work.