I just received a lovely package from a friend in England with four skeins of 100% wool from Twilleys of Stamford, and soaps and a massage bar from Lush. Of course, it's 90º in California and the massage bar melted all over the wool. Now it smells absolutely heavenly, but I don't think I should knit it without cleaning the oil off. However, I've never done this before.
Is there a particular soap I should use? I know enough to wind it into skeins (it came balled with 120 m in a ball) but have no idea what I should do next - temperature (cool, I assume), soap or other de-oiling compound, how to tell when it's all gone, etc.
I'd appreciate feedback and figured the spinning list was where to look, since you folk are fibre-competent in ways a plain old knitter might not be!
Many thanks - and if I can keep the smell but lose the oil I will be extra happy!