Crafts: Indie makers get creative with yarns, dyes

  • This photo provided by Yarnspirations shows a loop of Caron O’Go yarn. The new shape is available under several labels including Caron, Bernat and Red Heart. (Yarnspirations via AP)

  • This photo provided by Yarnspirations shows Bernat's yarn made into a Modern Geometry throw. (Yarnspirations via AP)

  • This photo provided by Yarnspirations shows crocheted baskets made with Bernat's O'Go yarn. The website provides pattern and difficulty level for dozens of knitted and crocheted fashion and home items. (Yarnspirations via AP)

  • This photo provided by Yarnspirations shows a pet bed. The website has patterns for many sized pet beds, as well as pet nests and sweaters. (Yarnspirations via AP)

  • This photo provided by Ravenswood Fibre Co. shows Samantha Myrhe. Myrhe was a bio researcher, then real estate broker, who dyed yarns in her spare time till she moved from the Canadian west to Nova Scotia, bought a sheep farm and started doing it full time as RavensWood Fibre Co. (Ravenswood Fibre Co. via AP)

  • This photo provided by Ravenswood Fibre Co. shows some of their wool. Ravenswood Fibre Co's Sam Myhre celebrates the fall with her Autumn Grandeur colorway, a mix of softly-blended golds, rusts, greens and browns. (Ravenswood Fibre Co. via AP)

When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to make.