Sunday, October 14, 2012

Too many legs

I was totally swamped last Friday at work, but I just did not have enough hours in the day to get everything done that I wanted to.  [Technical stuff: I was trying to do a drug assay that takes 5 hours with 30 minute time points, but I couldn't get through the assay fast enough between time points, so it was some kind of vicious cycle.]  So, because of the crazy-ness at work, I basically intercepted one of our volunteers in the hall and steered him into my chair and made him help me with my assay while I took a much needed break to work on a different experiment and then grab a quick bite to eat.

But anyways, that was an extremely long prelude as to why I made an octopus this week.  He's a little lopsided as seems to be my signature octopus style.  The very first amigurumi I ever made was a penta-pus (a 5 legged octopus!).  This little guy ended up with 10 legs mysteriously since I had to fill the extra space around the body with more legs.

I should really write this pattern down some day since he's so easy to make.


I even made a happy meal style box to gift this little octopus. 

Third Yarndango project!


  1. He's adorable! Love the color of the yarn and the box you made for him. How appropriate for him to have extra legs (or hands) since the volunteer lent you a hand!

  2. I love this little guy!!!! And I would love to see the pattern on Ravelry, if you find yourself so inclined.