It's not that I'm into knitting socks. Generally, I'm not. It's that a few years ago I attempted shibori dyeing techniques and had a lot of acid dyes on hand. I picked up a bunch of Knit Picks Bare to try and dye some yarn, and figured that I'd eventually knit socks. I haven't purchased yarn in months, maybe even a year. So, I'm going through my stash and I found this yarn I dyed a few years ago. I wanted to try to dye a self-striping yarn. I got out my warping board and made a really, really long skein, and made two pots of dye. I put one half in a blue pot and one in a brown pot, and voila. There are tiny little transitions between the blue and brown, but it looks pretty legit.
I took this outside. The browns are not as mis-matching as they look in the first picture. I used Euroflax linen for the heel and toes.
You can see little white dots in the brown and blue from where I tied the skein to keep it in order while I dyed it.