I'm impressed with the precision of the stripe repeats. Fancy schmancy. I weighed the initial skein, wound off half and found that I was right in the middle of a purple repeat; cut the yarn and wound a second identical ball. And so I knit them up two at a time, switching back and forth at each color repeat. (Yes I'm still using dpn's. No I don't care for knitting TAAT on circulars.)
Since I began with purple on the cuff, I decided to accent purple on the heel flap, heel turn, first stripe around the gusset and finally both toes. (Those who know me IRL will totally get my enthusiasm over the purple accents.)
I don't care for the abrupt row ends at the color changes. But that comes part and parcel with self-striping yarn. This was a fun knit, to be sure.