Hiya Wanda n welcome to the party!
As far as I know, there are two different kinds of skeins, one is the twisted skein which a lot of gourmet yarn comes in and the pull skeins which a lot of good ol' redheart and lion brand come in. I personally, wind the twisted skeins but just pull from the middle on the pull skeins. Didn't know that one could just forego the whole wrapping the twisted skeins into a ball n all that stuff!! whoda thunkit!!