Well, knock my socks off! I had very few problems getting the yarn rolled into a ball. Who woulda thunk it? And I also swatched a small sample, to see what it looks like. I am VERY pleased.
I'll ask my son to take pics of it all tomorrow, as my digicam is broken.
I don't know if the tangles are a trait of this yarn, or my actions while cooking it. I don't know, but I plan on being more gentle in my "swishing" of the next hank.