As part of the ongoing bartering process, a friend spun some of my mohair/wool cloud into nice chunky singles. These singles are gorgeous!! I could use them as-is and knit up a nice chunky hat. But I've never been one to adhere to "leave well enough alone!" Instead, I live by the "off to the dyepots with you" philosophy.
Wetting the skeins first helps them absorb dye more easily. Also, tie the skeins up in a few spots with cotton string. Tying up the skein helps prevent the yarn from turning into a rat's nest. This is especially useful with mohair because it likes to stick to itself.
Do the tie-ups BEFORE you wet the skein. Ideally you would tie it up while it is still on your niddy noddy and NOT after you wet it. Working with wet wool is a tad bit harder; working with wet mohair is a pain. A royal pain! Let's just say there's an hour I won't get back...arrggh.
I know, I know, this takes a little time, but as they saying goes: try it, you'll like it. You can even reskein while reading my blog. Enjoy!