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 · 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

Stationery

Au revoir, lovely journal

Today I want to do a wrap-up of the lovely journal that I've been keeping since Tuesday 24th December 2019. It's not technically full yet, but I will finish it at the end of this month and I thought this would be the ideal time for a review and a fond farewell. This journal was… Continue reading Au revoir, lovely journal

Stationery

The ink in my heart

There are simply loads of ink colours I like: the blues, the greens, the reds, not to mention a certain hankering after an orange of the deepest sunset variety. Ringing the changes with the colours I'm using is very dear to my heart and after several weeks of planning in turquoise, I was looking forward… Continue reading The ink in my heart

Fountain Pens · Poetry · Stationery

Delicious

The time has come to talk about my newest fountain pen, in all its glorious aquamarine splendour. This is the pen I narrowly avoided meeting when I visited The Writing Desk in Bury St Edmunds last summer and I was thrilled when it arrived in my gifts this Christmas. The Lamy Studio pens have a… Continue reading Delicious

Fountain Pens

New Ink (not a tattoo!)

Last Wednesday we had a three-sisters day at Bury St Edmunds, complete with lunch and associated new-home admiring (my oldest sister has recently moved to the town) and a saunter around the Wednesday market and general window-shopping. I made a small detour to The Writing Desk to purchase some Diamine ink, having been influenced by… Continue reading New Ink (not a tattoo!)

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Stationery

Call the sock police

This week I made my second attempt at sock resurrection and I came to the same conclusion as I did on my first attempt, namely, when socks get to the pont where one bit needs mending they are probably telling you that they have come to the end of their life. I would quite like… Continue reading Call the sock police

Fountain Pens · Stationery

Early 2019 inky matters

Welcome to the first blog post of 2019, how lovely to have you join me for some inky-matter chatter. To start, these are the pens I've got inked and the colours they are sporting. Somehow in the fun and games before Christmas, I lost track of which inks I was using and so I am… Continue reading Early 2019 inky matters