I finally decided that I absolutely had to have a crock pot to dye yarn in, so we went out today to purchase one. We planned on ultimately going to Sears, but checked at the resale store to be sure they didn't have one before going there. And they had one--for $5.99. I was planning to spend about $20-$30 on one, so this was amazing. It's a Rival Crock Pot--probably 4-5 quarts, which is the smallest I really could have used, but it works. I'm using it right now to work on a new colorway.
You can see a little sneak peek of it through the steam--and you will see it hopefully (as long as it comes out the way I'm picturing) here and in the Etsy shop in a few days.