At first I wasn't sure, but I really do like this. Aside from being skittle-y, it's just really fun. It reminds me of how I braided three pastel belts together and wore them when I was like 10 and felt awesome. They're very carefree.
I am having some serious gauge issues here. Did someone say worsted weight was good for this? I'm on like size 10 needles; my row gauge is on but I'm still getting 16 stitches over only 3.5 inches. I've never really knitted something that had to fit before. I need it smaller than the pattern calls for anyway, should I just go with the 10s?