Yarn: The Consuming Passion
Thursday August 21st 2008, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Knit

Yarn: the consuming passionIf there’s anyone who hasn’t discovered Sandra Boynton yet of “Hippo Birdies Two Ewes” fame, let me help you find her site.  Including here, for a little music with your knitting. (That’s not the only song, just my favorite.  Not to diss Davy Jones from the Monkeys singing “I Want To Be Your Personal Penguin.”) Boynton’s “Dogtrain” album is where I first heard Alison Krauss.

But the part that intrigues me is where she says she wrote “Chocolate: The Consuming Passion,” which my husband and I laughed over till we cried, solely because that way she could write all her chocolate off her taxes for a year.  The book recently went out of print after 20 years, I’m hoping simply so she can update it.  You know, it might need more research.  Yeah, I can see why she let it go out of print, just, you know, while she stocks up.  I can’t wait to buy the new version.

Do you suppose…I wonder what types of chocolate would best match my favorite cinnamon-brown baby alpaca…  Nah…

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Uh huh, having way too much fun with your “new ears”, aren’t you! VBG!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.21.08 @ 12:12 pm

I love Sandra Boynton! I’m also a fan of dark chocolate. What color yarn would be the best match for me? How many knitters would it take to do the research for THAT one! 🙂

Comment by Ruth 08.21.08 @ 1:20 pm

I was of course a recipient of that card back in the 70’s, and my stepmom still sings “hippo birdie two ewes”. I love Sandra Boynton – my youngest’s favorite book was “But Not the Hippopotamus”.

Comment by niki 08.21.08 @ 1:56 pm

Anyone who can make chocolate tax-deductible gets a big huge star in my book 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 08.21.08 @ 7:35 pm

The baby to whom I read “But not the hippopotumus” when it was new and intact is 25 and expecting his first child. But when faced with a difficult choice, I frequently find myself thinking, “And she just doesn’t know. Should she stay? Should she go?” It’s one of those big question of life.

Comment by Laura 08.21.08 @ 7:45 pm

Don’t you know, that like blue jeans and amber, chocolate goes with anything.

Comment by wunx~ 08.21.08 @ 10:04 pm

Another book idea… Instead of wine pairings in a cookbook, chocolate and yarn pairings??

Comment by Channon 08.22.08 @ 8:19 am

We love Sandra Boynton at our house! We have both the DogTrain album and our favorite, Philadelphia Chickens. So fun!

Comment by Shelly 08.22.08 @ 11:03 am

very funny! so tell me, what are your plans for the STR, it looks like twisted or silkie? have both and need the right idea and inspiration.

Comment by marcy 08.22.08 @ 5:24 pm

So many good things mentioned in one post! I just discovered Alison Krausses collaboration with Robert Plant, it’s quite good. I’ve been a fan of hers since the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack came out in 2000. Sandra Boynton is much beloved in our house, all the more now that I have the idea that it’s possible to write off chocolate. If you’ll excuse me I have some chocolate shopping to do.

Comment by Michelle 09.01.08 @ 12:42 pm

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