I decided to turn my skein into a ball of yarn. I'm weak. It took me more than three hours because I'm an idiot and didn't wrap it round the backs of chairs like it told me to in the instructions. Basically, if you don't it all gets tangled and you end up with a horrible birds nest and have to tease out the wool before you can wrap it onto the ball.
It's huge but I can carry it in my bag and knit on the train and during lunch at uni.