Oh it just looks awful! I have a picture of the first ribbing on my blog, and nasty doesn't even begin to describe it! I'll have to take a pic of DSs sock for comparison, and I think you'll understand. The yarn has four colours in it for the stripes, olive, green, brown, and black. The one I did for DS turned out very stripey and even though I can see a pattern to it, it's a lot more random than having the colours pool.
I have quite a bit of this yarn, so I can play around with it to try different things, like double-stranding and such. But I'd rather have something I don't need to fudge around with right now since I want these for one of DHs Xmas pressies.