This was my first time using self-striping yarn and I must say - it's fun! Even when the stripes don't match.
I'd forgotten how nice hand knit socks feel...and fit.
I bought the yarn when we were in Beaufort last spring; sadly, my LYS doesn't carry it. But we'll be going to Beaufort again in April. Maybe I'll even get the stripes to match on my next pair.
*September 2010 to be exact. I was surprised it had been that long, but I think my nearly empty sock drawer confirms it.