Here I am at work having my lunch thinking about something I heard the other day.
How many of us smell the yarn or fiber as part of the introduction process? My buddy, Geanine, gets just as excited as I do when a package of yarn or spinning fiber comes to our office. The first thing she does is smell the fiber, thrilled when it shares the smell of the animal and the farm from where it came. The best part? She isn't a knitter or spinner - unless you count the many hundreds of miles she does in her spinning class...the other type of spinning!
Here is a picture of her 'trying on' some yarn my sister sent. http://www.hudsonvalleysheepandwoolco.com/