Chancing upon a written sample of Rouge Caroubier got things started. Quickly, the list grew to this first pass at spring inks:
- Diamine Meadow
- J Herbin Rouge Caroubier
- Sailor Jentle Souten
- Noodler’s Dostoyevsky
- Akkerman #22 Hopjesbruin
- Diamine Peach Haze
- Sailor Peach Pink
- J Herbin Violette Pensee
The group ought to get winnowed to five at most, but it is hard to eliminate even one of them.
Five pens were already filled. So rather than waste ink, the palette got changed to Sailor Yama-Dori, Noodler’s Dostoyevsky, Diamine Mint, Diamine Violet, and J. Herbin Cafe des Iles. Those aren’t the inks from my initial list, but they will do.
Rouge Caroubier and Meadow are looking through the pen drawer for suitable partners. Oh, wait, we have winners. Meadow chose the Pel M215 and Caroubier chose the Platinum Nice Pur. Peach Haze is flirting with the amber Conklin Duragraph. Peach Pink remains undecided so that one will have to wait. It’s a pretty color that deserves a clear demo with a wide nib like the TWSBI 580. Perhaps at the next fill. Souten is sulking because his favorite pen, the Pel M215, isn’t available. It will all get sorted eventually.
My three pen rotation has turned into a bouquet of color. What a lovely way to celebrate spring!