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Watch out, this octopus is a feisty one! She kept curling her tentacles around the crochet hook as she was being made. I think she was trying to take over the project. Here she is trying to pick the flowers in my garden!

Maude is about 4-inches tall in a deep purple tone, with a bright red removable feathered hat (that doesn't suit her) and a glittery shell button at the brim. With her hat on, she stands a little taller, depending on how you have her hat positioned. She also has safety eyes and crocheted-in legs.

Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

By Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Check out my Etsy shop to see all of the Little Woolly Things that I have available right now. http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleWoollyThings

Maude, the purple octopus in a red hat amigurumi doll

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