In the previous post I shared about the Buy-a-Cone option.
My supplier has sent out a notice recently that UPS changed their shipping charges, so even if a box is under a certain weight, they will charge the full amount for a weight class.
Here is what they wrote:
New Dimensional Weight Policy
Cubed box size Minimum Weight charged
To help you interpret the chart above, an 8x8x8 box can only fit about 2 lbs of fiber or one 3 lb cone of yarn. With the new policy, you will be charged for shipping a box that weighs 5lbs.
To reduce your shipping costs per pound, we recommend that you group your smaller orders together to place a larger weight order and pay less per pound.
It sucks, in my opinion, but that’s how it is.
In order to maximize my order options, I need to order as many cones at one time as I can. As it happens, I have just enough orders to be over the 5 pound first limit. I would MUCH rather put in an order for 15 or 20 pounds at one time, than a couple of smaller orders at 6 or 7 pounds.
SO …. I’m going to SWEETEN THE POT – Along with the regular 3 skeins per cone that you get, I’m going to throw in an extra free skein of Phydlbitz Sock “Surprise Me” — a hank of sock yarn for you to use, or give to someone else. And these will be dyed and sent out regardless whether you’ve requested a dye job on your three skeins or requested they be held back for future jobs.
But I can only offer this until my order goes in on Friday afternoon. I would LOVE to get 15-20 cones, but I’ll take whatever I can and go from there. Other than the bags of yarns already set aside for individuals from the Knitterman’s Fignering, I have nothing left in the house to dye so the more I can get, the better off I’ll be. 🙂
So look at your yarns needs for the future and see if you need 3 or more skeins so you can take advantage of the Buy-a-Cone for Three Skeins offer or, if you don’t need that much, feel free to order one or two skeins from the regular Custom-Dyes page because those, too, will be counted into my big order on Friday.
And I DO understand that not everyone needs or wants more yarn. And that’s fine, too. Without yarns for dyeing on hand, I’ll be filling the time by working up other pattern ideas and making projects for sale. So it’s all good.
This week I’ll be writing up the instructions (and maybe making a video, if there is an interest in seeing how it is done) for the V-Stitch Moebius scarf like I just made this week for a granddaughter:
similar to the one I made for another granddaughter over the holidays: