Fountain Pens · Knitting

A posting dissenter

Unapologetically posted There are more similarities between fountain pen users and knitters than you might think and one of the main ones is that, being human, we each develop strong beliefs about the 'right' way to undertake our hobby. In the knitting world you have the camps who like to knit items from the top… Continue reading A posting dissenter

Fountain Pens

Ink ’em all up

This is a departure; for October I've decided to ink up all of my fountain pens (except one, which we'll come to below) and use a different one each day... within reason. I'm going to allow myself a certain degree of flexibility with that part of it. Now, some of my fountain pen friends will… Continue reading Ink ’em all up

Fountain Pens

What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

These are the pens I love One of the best things about any hobby is finding things you love, adding items to your life that bring you immense pleasure. Even better is when your hobby provides you with items that you can use in your everyday life; in my case these would be knitted garments… Continue reading What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Nostalgia · Planning · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Vintage

Three Hundred

Welcome to the 300th post on my blog, which should by rights be a widescreen epic, but just how epic can a little old lady whittering on about knitting and stationery be? I've been asking myself if I am the same person today as I was when I began to blog and I think largely… Continue reading Three Hundred

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner

Inspired Stories planner, fountain pens, Happy Planner stickers, my own photos As I mentioned previously, I've bought myself a 100-day Inspired Stories hard-bound planner and I'm going to take this opportunity to record my first thoughts then hopefully I'll touch on it again later in the year as I get into the swing of using… Continue reading First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

What a pen and ink

It truly is the height of summer here in the east of England, temperatures soaring into the 30s (Celsius), and not knitting weather in the least, so it's lucky that I got my projects wrapped up last week and that my knitting activity for now is limited to browsing patterns. I spent an inordinate amount… Continue reading What a pen and ink

Etsy · Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning

Bringing me sunshine

Here are a few of the things making me happy as we move into August 2020. Wool sample cards One of the joys of life is digging out wool samples to see what I might want to knit to go with a new summer skirt. There's some promising ideas in the Linen-Cotton range, a bit… Continue reading Bringing me sunshine

Fountain Pens · Stationery

Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

There's a new kid in town and it's the Waterman Allure fountain pen. I'm sure I have mentioned how much I like Waterman fountain pens and every so often I visit their website to drool over pens that I can't afford. I have never seen the Allure before and that turns out to be because… Continue reading Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

Fountain Pens · Stationery · Writing

Slightly surprised

I find myself slightly surprised that I am regularly using the B6 9-ring binder which I bought in my local branch of Morrisons' supermarket. As I wrote in my initial review of the product, it isn't a size that seems to have a place in my life, however I have found it is absolutely perfect for short… Continue reading Slightly surprised

Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1