I bought a great book called The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook by Lynne Vogel.
It is about dying your own wool and then spinning it into yarn and designing your own socks. Here are a few pictures of the process.
Then I carded the wool being careful not to blend the colors too much.
Then I spun up some yarn.
This is the finished yarn.
This picture doesn't do the colors justice!
I started knitting at the toe and kept knitting until I ran out of yarn!
I think they turned out pretty good- colorful and warm!
It actually took me 9 months from the start to finish of this project because
of moving to a new home and having a young child to keep track of!