When I posted my October pen + ink line-up I mentioned that there were only 8 pens rather than my preferred 9 pens as a I was holding a spot for a new pen in transit. After an eventful journey from Eastern US with a side trip to Canada Customs, the pen has finally arrived.
Pen: Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell EF
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho
Sometime last year I became interested in Pelikan pens and started researching them. When I saw images of Pelikan White Tortoiseshells, I was smitt n. Alas, when I discovered these gems, they were no longer produced. Every so often I would go hunting on various Websites to see if an errant one would pop up for sale.
When I found out that Pelikan was releasing a special edition of the M400 in brown tortoiseshell, I knew that it was now or never.
Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho is a new addition to my ink collection. I thought that the golden brown colour would be a nice match with the beautiful gold, orange and brown striations in the pen barrel.
A special thanks to Tom from Goldspot Pens for arranging to send this Pelikan to nest up here in Canada. I'll be working on a detailed pen review. Keep a look out for it.
The arrival of October brings to mind fall colours capped off with Halloween. So, my pen and ink line up for the month rich reds, oranges and brown. The one limitation was that the ink had to come stored in plastic bottles. This was because October 1 fell on Sunday but I headed up to our family cottage for the weekend on Friday. I didn't have time to ink up before leaving for our trip hence, I tried to choose ink bottles that wouldn't crack.
The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.
It's been a few months since I last posted a Currently Inked. Over this time, I've experimented with the number of pens I have inked up at any time. At one point I had as many as 12 pens inked. It got to be a bit too much to manage. Too many pens to track and maintain. Now I'm trying to keep to 6 inked pens with a complete refresh every month.
October came and went in a flash! With the Scriptus pen showthis past Sunday and yesterday being Halloween, I didn't have much time to prepare my pen + ink combos for November. Without further ado, here they are...
I’ve finally decided what to carry to the Scriptus pen show tomorrow. I wanted to bring a backpack but not a huge one so I dug up this little pack from my closet and dressed it up with some pen-related pins to show my pen pride.
October has been fairly light in terms of travel but duty called. This time the duties as a hockey mom which involved going with my son and his team to the city of Kitchener for a hockey tournament. Originally this was supposed to be a 3 day trip but cut short by the sad reality that our team did not make it into the final day of the tournament. On a positive note, it gave me an opportunity to plan another pen + ink load out.
Apart from my must-bring Hobo and TN, I wanted to bring whatever pens and paper I could fit inside a larger case. The case I had in mind was the A5 sized Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. I was expecting to travel a lot from rink to rink and I wanted a self-contained writing tool kit that I could bring along.
When I posted my October pen + ink line-up, I mentioned that there were only 8 pens rather than my preferred 9 pens as a I was holding a spot for a new pen in transit. After an eventful journey from Eastern US with a side trip to Canada Customs, the pen has finally arrived.
Last Wednesday, I posted some picturesI took on a recent hike. In fact, I went on a 1 night, 1 day get away trip to the cottage with the family. To be precise, we headed up on Friday night, September 30th. And headed back home on October 1st. I pondered a bit on what pens I should take seeing as I still had a couple of September inked pens to use up and my planned pens for October were only partially inked up. So, I did what any rational pen addict would do for a 1 day trip that starts at the last day of one month and ends on the first day of the next month: I took all pens in sight!
I’m posting my pen & ink line-up a later than originally planned. I had hoped that a new pen that shipped out at the end of September would have arrived in time to join the October line-up. I decided to go ahead and post my Currently Inked for October and do an addendum for the new pen.
One week after returning from my trip to Philly, I was off to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for a conference. I barely unpacked but gave some thought to my pen and stationery carry for this 2 day trip. Once again, I dipped into my September pen & ink line-up for this outing. This is what I brought.