I'm rather methodical in my approach.
And find it quite satisfying. These are for a friend, destined to become Different Lines. She felt awful that she'd made such a tangle and I practically had to hold the other hank hostage in order for her to even let loose. It wasn't nearly as bad as all that. I could tell that there was some frustration, but not anger -- there were no tight knots and I was able to get about half of the hank on the swift with little trouble. Less than two hours later, I had a nice little yarn cake. I'm hopeful there'll be opportunity for an FO shot!