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Lovely Gifts

So this week DH and I celebrated our anniversary.  I was bestowed with lots of beautiful gifts.

New books.   7-10-2009 6-59-06 PM

This one is by far one of the best.  Weaver’s Craft.

Weavers Craft Full Set 7-10-2009 7-02-22 PM

I’ve been wanting this subscription for a long time, but I wanted all the back issues as well.  I’m so happy to get them all.  I’m going to be pouring over them before the weaving class starts.

I also got a few more Lamy’s (oh a pink one is on it’s way as well) and some new ink.

New Lamy's and Ink 7-10-2009 7-10-13 PM

Unfortunately, I made a rookie mistake with my first Lamy this week by not clicking in the converter all the way and ended up wearing Poussiere De Lune all over my pants on Wednesday at work.  How embarrassing!  It was nice splotches of moon dust.  I took a picture, but before I could get it uploaded to Flickr my laptop died.  Not to worry though as it’s under warranty and will have nice new bits compliments of Dell.   The ink mostly washed out.  There is still a bit of a faint spot, but not too bad.  I’m sure the pants are still good enough for work.

Anyway, not to be daunted by a little spilled ink, I’m trying out some lovely new colors.  I haven’t ventured out to other ink brands yet, but I suspect I will.  I saw one person write on Fountain Pen Network that the J. Herbin inks were decidedly vintage and I would have to agree.  I love vintage.  I’m currently writing with the top three in the picture.

My knitting mojo seems to be funkified this week.  I’m coming down off a high of finishing some big projects.  I’ve also got another sock near completion.  So I was thinking I would warp the loom this weekend, but I think I need to cast on a few more projects and get my wheel out, I’ve got a marathon of shows and movies to watch to keep me busy.

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  • gorgeous pens and gorgeous colors of ink 🙂 The one thing you have to watch for with these bottled inks is that some of them will have pigment residue (it looks a bit like the gritty stuff at the bottom of a bottle of wine) that can plug your pen. When that happens, or when you want to switch ink colors, you can leave your pen tip (the short part that screws off) in a glass with sparkling water for a couple of hours.

    Cheers Eva
    PS: are those Lamy’s expensive in the US? Here they’re not…

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Jenn 13 July - 2009

      Happy anniversary, belatedly!

      I’m glad that I’m not the only one who’s knitting mojo has disappeared.

    2. Eva 11 July - 2009

      gorgeous pens and gorgeous colors of ink 🙂 The one thing you have to watch for with these bottled inks is that some of them will have pigment residue (it looks a bit like the gritty stuff at the bottom of a bottle of wine) that can plug your pen. When that happens, or when you want to switch ink colors, you can leave your pen tip (the short part that screws off) in a glass with sparkling water for a couple of hours.

      Cheers Eva
      PS: are those Lamy’s expensive in the US? Here they’re not…

    3. julie 11 July - 2009

      Happy belated anniversary! Looks like he got some great stuff.