When it’s time to change ink

The week started with a blazing fanfare which revealed to me that I couldn't spend another minute writing with the inks I've been using this past month. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing inherently wrong with the inks, in many ways each was perfect for its task, I had simply hit the point where…

Think ink

I know it's modest in comparison to many an ink stash, but the fact is my inks are getting out of hand. How much of any given thing is too much is a purely personal thing. I recently saw a photo on Instagram showing a vast Diamine ink order. The lady unpacking it mentioned that…

Metal Rat doffs his hat

The Year of the Rat has ended and not a moment too soon. When it started, Covid-19 was a mere rumour shrouded in mist, and I was blithely ignoring the suggestion that the first reappearance of the Metal Rat since the year of my birth was unlikely to turn out well. (You can read last…

A day of fountain pens

All the goodies I'll be playing with today: Lots of old, nothing new, something borrowed, and bits of blue It's Fountain Pen Day! I'll be celebrating by using my fountain pens, but I do that every day so I may not notice a lot of difference. Happily, every day is Fountain Pen Day chez PamAlison.…

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…

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…