I checked the mail before I left for work yesterday, and there was a package from Ted. I had sent him some Madelyn roving a few weeks back, and he sent me back some samples of laceweight yarn that he'd spun - one of pure Madelyn and one of a Madelyn/merino (Max, I believe) blend.
I had been expecting the package, which took 2 1/2 weeks to arrive (Yarn is a threat to Homeland Security, dontcha know). What I did not expect and was very pleasantly surprised to find were a wrist distaff made with a green-blue cotton/silk blend and a postcard with a photo of and pattern for EZ's Gaffer's scarf (a photo of which can be seen by scrolling waaaaay down the page here). The distaff will definitely get some use, and I think I'd like to knit the scarf someday for fun. David thinks it's kind of kinky, though.
As for the samples, all I can say is that Ted gives himself far too little credit. It certainly gives me something to aspire to.