I started knitting about a year ago. I haven't made very many things during that time - I got hung up on creating a baby blanket for our newest grandson. That took about 10 months (only about 4 weeks actual working - I started in February, but once it got warm in March I didn't have any interest in having a warm blanket on my lap). I dyed the yarn for the blanket, because I wanted it to be unique. Now that the blanket is finished and mailed off (I couldn't start anything else until I finished it), I've been back at work and have finished a scarf and a neckwarmer.
I was given a lifetime supply of yarn by a friend of mine earlier this year. She had given up knitting and sent me all her projects in process. It was a wonderful surprise, lots of beautiful yarn - and high quality yarn, too. Although I love the colors she sent, I decided to overdye a few skeins of alpaca yarn yesterday. She bought it for a sweater (beyond my abilities at this point), so it's an awful lot of yarn in that color. The yarn started out a beautiful golden/brown color.
I dyed one skein in bronze, one in olive green and one in red. Here are the dyed versions.
I can see that dyeing yarn could easily become an obsession. It's just as exciting as dyeing fabric. And the additional complexity of over-dyeing the existing colors is too tantalizing. Oh dear, here I go . . .