I was trying to put the Black-Out option (shown in previous blog post) into the order form, to make purchasing yarn a one-pass process, but the PayPal shopping cart buttons don’t seem to be as flexible as I need.
But I’ve put it there to the Custom-Dyes page as a clearly visible option that can be applied to any of the regular colorways or almost any custom colorways. The reason for the additional charge is that once a skein is dyed, I have to reskein it, bind off certain areas to protect the colors, and then overdye in black for a second complete dye process.
Why do it? Why not just get a fancy commercially dyed yarn with a similar effect? Well, besides being able to get the colors you want, you can order it on the yarns you want.
I’ve also edited the Buy a Cone Options — instead of two free skeins when you buy a cone for Knitivity, you now get THREE skeins. So if you need three or more skeins of yarn, it makes sense to go to the Buy-a-Cone Page. 🙂