Shortly after Leftie was published, a nice lady from the German RAK group bought me the pattern as a gift because I liked the look of it so much. I'd always planned to knit it mainly in white with colourful leaves and stripes, pretty much like the original from the designer. However, that never happened.
Coincidentally, I got yarn on my birthday last month, including a 150g skein of Colinette Jitterbug in the Lagoon colourway. Even though I wasn't too sure about the green at first and was already thinking about swapping it, it soon grew on me. And best of all, it makes the perfect main colour for my Leftie. I also found a ball of unloved white acrylic yarn with which to knit the stripes and leaves, so I was all set to begin.
This is a very easy knit - a bit too easy perhaps because it gets very boring the longer the rows become. All you need to do is knit in stockinette, do short rows and increases. I can't knit more than one section at a time because I get too restless.
That said, I love how it looks so far. I've woven in most of the ends along the way so I won't have to do it at the very end. There are two ends for every stripe after all! It's not going as fast as I'd hoped, but once my Leftie is done, it will be fantastic.