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

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 · 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 · Planning · Reading · Stationery

One book July? I’m in!

Since 2014, some enterprising ladies on the internet have been running a challenge called One Book July. If you're not part of the "planning" community everything I am going to write from here on in will seem a little odd, or totally crazy, to you, but you may enjoy it all the same. What is… Continue reading One book July? I’m in!

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 · Planning · Stationery

Planning – a new experiment

*For a better view, click on any photo to see the full-size image. As I mentioned in my wrap-up post from National Stationery Week, I was unlikely to continue using the ring-planner I had set up due to size issues and personal preferences. The more I think about it, the more useful I find that… Continue reading Planning – a new experiment