Friday, November 7, 2008

Well Well Well

Long time no post! And look, me with absolutely no knitting photos. My sidebar is completely shot, guys... I'll have to do a complete overhaul sometime during Winter Break.

I'm actually posting to talk about one of my OTHER favorite things: PENS. In particular, JetPens, and their amazing selection of Japanese and otherwise hard to find pens, pencils, brushes and other fantastic items. I was lucky enough to get to review two colors of the Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151, in Lime Green and Mandarin Orange. Both are the .38mm size.

The main reason I haven't posted this review sooner (I am ashamed to tell you exactly when I got these, it was way too long ago) is that I've just been constantly using these pens. Uni-ball Signos are fantastic, I ordered one in Black (.38mm) and Green (.28mm) over the summer and use them constantly. I wasn't too sure about their new colors, they seemed way too bright. Again, because JetPens is so awesome they sent some samples out to reviewers, and I was chosen! It was like my birthday, Christmas, and some sort of pen related holiday all in one.

While they look bright at first, both the Lime Green and Mandarin Orange (the orange a bit more so) mellow out a little on paper, without the ink in the barrel being "deceptive" in color. I enjoy using them to write in dark classrooms. As with the other Signo DXes I own the ink flows smoothly from the first time you put pen to paper, with little to no bleed-through (even though I held the pen in place for three to four seconds). The line is thin and clear, and niiiiiiice.

Without reservations I recommend these pens, and any in the Uni-ball Signo DX line. Fantastic pens, great price, everyone wins.

Photos are forthcoming! And maybe one day some knitting.

<3 Ambrrr