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!