Old ideas for a new month

We're less than a week into the new month and I've been in the mood to change things up. I finished the journal that I had started back in April, the one in which I'd chosen to use only shades of brown ink. I enjoyed that discipline, and I do like the cohesive look of…

Leaps and bounds

My knitting is finally coming along in leaps and bounds which is a good thing because I need this pink cardigan in my wardrobe as soon as possible. My November horoscope says my wardrobe needs an overhaul which I would have to agree with, and not least in the knitwear department. I'm allowing myself a…

London Pen Show Part III

It's hard to believe that two weeks have passed since the London Pen Show. I don't feel I've completely assimilated my purchases into my regular fountain pen life, though they are inspiring me, each in their different ways. Today I'm going to round off my retrospective by covering what I think of as the odds…

London Pen Show Pt II

Here we are with part two of my London Pen Show recap. This time I’m going to talk about my new Waterman Exception, the pen which I’ve had on my wish-list for a long time but always seemed out of my reach. This is a super pen with some great design features, most notably the…

London Pen Show 2022 Pt 1

Hot on the heels of my visit to the Knitting and Stitching Show came the London Pen Show. This was my first time attending the event and even watching the excellent videos that Penultimate Dave produces after each show didn’t quite prepare me for it. The location was perfect, with the Novotel Hammersmith being an…