Here they are in the dye pot (actually a plastic paint bucket). For years I avoided this step. It is actually rather simple. As I sit here typing with dye stained fingers, I can understand why I avoided dyeing. You will notice I am even wearing gloves! I guess I need better gloves.
Rinse, rinse, rinse. It really helps to have a double sink and an extra set of capable hands. You can't see them in the picture, but Sherry and Kay acted as my trusty dye-ciples (I'm sorry I couldn't resist)
Finally the rinse water is clear. Now comes the fun part, untying. It actually takes as long to unwrap the skeins as it does to wrap them.