I’ll never learn not to put "est" on the back of a word. When I found a lovely rust and teal example of a WASP pencil (that’s the Sheaffer brand - WASP stands for W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company), I’d proudly announced over at Fountain Pen Network that I’d found the prettiest WASP.
As I was cruising around the online auction sites a while back, I saw a picture of another one, but I just wasn’t sure what the true color of it was. I figured what the heck- at worst its another example in the same color, and I love that color. But at best:
This really was bright red and bright blue! It really does look nice next to my "prettiest WASP," which is now tied for the lead:
Or is it? A few weeks ago Matt McColm emails me about another WASP he thought I might like – and he thought right. It took me about five seconds to click buy it now and bring this one home:
This is another WASP, in the same form as those in snakeskin and "howling souls" patterns, but this time it’s rendered in Sheaffer’s classy ebonized pearl:
So I’m not going to say "prettiest" anymore. They are all just damned pretty!