I had been thinking about adding a few more Lamy nibs to my arsenal for ink review purposes - I figure a lot of people have seen or own a Lamy, so they'd be familiar with the nib sizes. I know, there are also many people who don't have Lamys, but I already had a few so I figured, meh, may as well get them all. In the end, I didn't get a broad nib, but I now have a nice range - both for ink reviews, and for calligraphy practice. I also bit the bullet on a TWSBI.
|FYI this stuff makes a great cat toy, supervised use only though. This green packaging material went into the recycling after the cats investigated it.|
|I only bought the yellow one! It has a 1.9mm calligraphy nib. The others are just here to hang out and look pretty. Still missing the orange though, aren't I?|
The amber TWSBI has an EF nib and is from Goulet Pens. Unfortunately, they were sold out of the clear 540 + 1.1mm nib so I had to get that from eBay. Because I couldn't decide between the amber and the clear. Eventually I just drove Kevin crazy and he was like JUSTGETBOTH!
|The amber is inked with Noodler's Navy, and the clear is inked with Irosizuku Kon-Peki, which, by the way, looks absolutely gorgeous in the barrel. Especially in sunlight. The Lamy is inked with Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrun.|
I suppose by showing this, I have given away my political views.
Last but not least, this surprised showed up a little later than the others. Kevin was the one who had to convince me that it made sense to get a Field Notes Colors subscription, because it would be "regular surprises" in the mail, and I'd have so many that I'd HAVE to use them up, and not hoard them in panic. And that's how I ended up with this first shipment from Field Notes. Not only did I receive the National Crop Edition (and the red-blooded 3-pack I got as well), they sent along a pen, pencil, calendar, and TWO other 3-packs. Ok so this will keep me occupied for awhile. Field Notes are my new "purse notebook". I absolutely adore using these in my purse - they're tiny, adorable, and they crinkle when I fill them up.