Knitting with Fable Fur for a Wild Thing

Inspiration comes from all places, including from a beloved children’s book and Knit Picks Fable Fur.

Max, King of the Wild Things, Tail
24″ 7-stitch I-cord knit in Knit Picks Fable Fur, Falke colorway. Weave in ends with a small crochet hook.

Not only is Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” a family favorite, a Max-style tail and crown also gave me the opportunity to work with our Fable Fur super bulky faux fur yarn.

Armed with size 7 DPNs, I worked up a prototype based on a 7-stitch I-cord for his mom’s approval. A matching fur rim for his crown will go on the needles next.

And then my son sent this picture of Graham’s first trip to the grocery store. A Pandemic baby, he hasn’t spent much time outside of his kingdom. Not surprisingly, my son reported Graham was completely overwhelmed by the outing.

Graham’s first trip to the grocery store.

He probably wouldn’t even have been allowed that first trip to the grocery store had the temps not spiked during the recent hotter-than-hot streak here in the Pacific Northwest, making places like the ice cream aisle a little oasis of coolness for those without air conditioning.

Makes me hope that Graham’s got a bit of Max in him. He’s entitled to a rumpus or two, and loads and loads of adventures.

Feature Image ID: “Where the Wild Things Are” story and pictures by Maurice Sendak enamel pins sit on a skein of Knit Picks Fable Fur